emergency services


New law protects emergency and retail workers from violence

The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill received Royal Assent and has become an Act of Parliament. Read More

Hertfordshire police signs new agreement designed to keep people safe near high voltage electrical equipment

A new agreement has been reached with Hertfordshire Constabulary to keep police and the public safe around high voltage electrical equipment. Read More

Ambulance crews urge drivers to respect the Red X

National Highways and ambulance crews ask drivers to respect the Red X and give them the space they need to reach incidents and treat casualties. Read More

Prince William shares insight into the “emotional toll” of air ambulance rescues

Speaking in a recent Apple podcast, The Duke of Cambridge discussed the impact working as an air ambulance pilot had on him. Read More

Body cams for ambulance staff after rise in attacks

England’s ambulance trusts are expected to be given body cameras by the end of the month as assaults on ambulance workers rise by almost a third in five years. Read More

Scheme launched to increase convictions for assault on frontline NHS staff

A London-wide operation has been launched to convict those who assault NHS staff. The initiative will see a senior officer review all reports of assaults and hate crime against NHS staff. Read More

Jet suit technology could massively cut rescue times

Jet suit technology is being trialled by paramedics in the Lake District, with the hope that it could cut rescue times in remote locations which are inaccessible by road. Read More

App launched to help rescue workers extricate vehicle occupants

Euro RESCUE app gives rescue workers easier access to detailed information for different car models on how to quickly and safely extricate occupants. Read More

Four in 10 police officers say they were assaulted last year and attacks on firefighters on the rise

A poll of more than 40,000 police officers in England and Wales has said that almost four in ten said they had been assaulted in the last year, while latest government figures show that attacks on firefighters in England have surged by 66% in four years. Read More

Up to 50 prosecutions for assaults on emergency workers every day, according to CPS

In the first year of legislation making attacks on emergency workers a specific offence, The Crown Prosecution Service says it has prosecuted more than 50 assaults a day. Read More



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