emergency services


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

Prison sentences to double for attacks on emergency staff

Government announces new law to help protect workers. Anyone who attacks an emergency service worker will be jailed for twice as long, under a new law which is bring brought in to crackdown on abuse. Read More

Air ambulance asked to move ‘due to health and safety risk’

An air ambulance that landed on a construction site was asked to move after a worker claimed the health and safety of the public was at risk. Read More

Man seriously injured after roof collapses at football stadium

A builder has been seriously injured after he fell 13 metres when a roof he was working on collapsed in Read More

LPG supplier fined following tanker gas leak

An LPG supplier has been fined £25,000 after a large leakage from a tanker caused the emergency services to evacuate Read More

Comment: how to behave in an emergency

By David Towlson So, I’m waiting at the multi-lane junction. Traffic lights on red, bus lane to my left. Traffic Read More



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