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WATCH: Emergency Operations Centre Staff Talk About Their Experiences With Abusive Callers

Many of our civilian readers might be relatively shocked to learn about just how often Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) staff are verbally abused by callers. EOC personnel are on the front line when it comes to calls for help which are made by people who are often in life-or-death situations. That is, of course, when people are not abusing the

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WATCH: ‘Rocket man’ Completes Commando Assault Course

Every now and again, we see (or get sent) a video that leaves our team of former armed forces and emergency services personnel relatively speechless. Over the weekend, whilst enjoying some downtime with family and friends in Germany (if you have never been to ‘Tropical Islands’ – the largest indoor waterpark in the world – then you should go) I

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WATCH: Why You Should Think Twice About Failing To Stop For The Police

Far too often, you only end up hearing about the drivers who got away when it comes to vehicle pursuits. The numpties who decide to flee from the police and, in doing, put everyone else’s life a risk, literally do not care about anyone other than themselves. It was only 4 days ago that we covered the story of a

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WATCH: Meet The Bikers Who Have Had Enough Of Moped Thieves

For most bikers, including myself, their two-wheels-of-freedom (from the traffic) is their pride and joy. The biking community tends to stick together – you’ll see this if ever a biker has an accident and other bikers are around. Very quickly, complete strangers will come to each others aid because of their common love of motorbikes. The biking community is like

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‘Coward’ Who Ran From Police Crashes Car Leaving 18-Month Baby Inside

Sometimes you read or hear about an incident and are left completely dumbfounded by the selfishness and cowardliness of another human being. Yesterday evening, @DerbyshireRPU tweeted about a vehicle that had failed to stop for them and ended up on its roof: “Long Eaton yesterday. “Corsa on false plates fails to stop. Lost in Town centre. Then found flipped on

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‘We Had Nothing To Prevent Him Spitting’ – Met Police Duty Inspector

As 2019 starts to ‘settle down’ after the Christmas and New Year festivities, there is still one big elephant in the room (if you are in the Met Police): Spit guards – where are they? Here at Emergency Services News, we have long-campaigned for front-line response team officers to be given access to the only ‘tool’ that can prevent someone

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Will The Army’s Latest ‘Snowflake’ Campaign Bring In More Recruits?

Being a proud former serviceman, I was keen to see what the Army would come up with as a replacement campaign to the bizarre adverts which were doing the rounds last year. I say bizarre, because in one of the TV ads, the lads had to ‘stop’ their patrol whilst another one of the troop knelt down and started to

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A Retired Sergeant Lifts The Lid On His 24 Years Of Service

I retired from West Midlands Police in December 2018 after 24 years’ service and I couldn’t be happier about it. The only downside was that it was due to ill health which was a direct result of the conditions I faced whilst at work. Here is my story of battling with depression, anxiety and stress, telling management about it, the

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Why Have The Military Been Asked By The Police To Find The Gatwick Drone(s)?

Not only is trying to find a single drone extremely hard, but trying to find the individual(s) who is/are flying the drone is even harder. Whenever someone decides to defy any notion of common sense and fly their drone near to a major airport, then it is often a commercial pilot who will first spot the device. Pilots are experts

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Why Are People Talking About How 999 Vehicles Park In ‘Spotted’ Groups?

Firstly, I would like to say ‘thanks’ to the person who sent this image/link into us, because our ‘community based’ reporting is an important part of how we share stories.  Secondly, I would like to ask if anyone knows why ‘spotted in’ groups/pages on social media are so obsessed with the manner in which emergency vehicles are parked?  For anyone

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