Category Archives: Emergency Services News

Man Issued With Two COVID-19 Fines In 24 Hours

A man has been issued with two fines in 24 hours by Dyfed-Powys Police for ignoring life-saving Coronavirus legislation. Officers in Carmarthenshire stopped the 22-year-old from Llanelli twice in under 24 hours for being out without a reasonable excuse. A report was made to Dyfed-Powys Police on April 1 that three males were breaching the COVID-19 legislation by gathering in

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Emergency Ambulance Crew Makes An Emotional Plea To The Public

An emergency medic, based with South Western Ambulance Service, has made an emotional plea to the general public to listen to the government’s directions regarding staying at home.  In a post shared on social media, the medic said: “As most of you know, I work as ambulance crew for the Southwestern Ambulance Service, and I feel like I have just

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The Prison Officers Association Responds After It Is Announced That Prisoners Will Be Released Early Due To COVID-19

The Prison Officers Association has said that it supports the government’s decision to release low-risk prisoners from prison early.  The Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland, announced that low-risk prisoners would be released as early as next week. In a private meeting that was held today (4th April) between the Lord Chancellor and representatives from the Prison Officers Association

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My Day As A 999 Emergency Medical Dispatcher | COVID-19 National Emergency

Written by an Emergency Medical Dispatcher: So today I’m on a 12-hour shift, and I am struggling not only with the ongoing worry and concern for my own family/friends but also the influx of emergency calls relating to the COVID19. This is certainly is an eye-opener, and I am finding this emotionally hard today, my mental health is definitely taking

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Late-Night Drivers Warned To Be Vigilant After Metal Pole Hung From Bridge

Drivers in Inverness have been warned to take extra care when driving on main raids after motorists narrowly missed a large metal pole that had been hung from a bridge over the A9 in Inverness.  One motorist who narrowly missed hitting the metal pole pulled over and flashed a torch at other motorists to try and warn them of the

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Google Launches New Site That Shows Where People Are Social Distancing And Where They Are Not

Google has launched a new website that uses anonymous location data collected from users of Google’s products and services to show where people are adhering to social distancing rules and where they are not.  The ‘COVID-19 Community Mobility Reports’ web site will display community data inclinations of six categories: retail and pharmacy, recreation parks, public transport stations, workplaces, and residential. 

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Life-Saving Father & Daughter Medics Team Up During COVID-19 National Emergency

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) Dad and daughter duo Brian and Yasmin have been responding together on overtime shifts during the COVID-19 national emergency.  Brian joined NWAS as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) back in 2009 after being inspired by the treatment his father received.  Brian has since qualified as a paramedic, and 24-year-old Yasmin has followed in his footsteps

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Gwent Police Say Farewell To Their Longest Serving Police Dog

This week, Police Dog ‘Eddie’ hung up his collar and retired after ten years with Gwent Police; their longest serving Police Dog. His handler, PC 2001 Andrew North has worked with Eddie all of his life after taking him on as a puppy in 2010. He had the pleasure of covering all of Gwent in both East and West hubs.

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Paramedic ‘Humbled’ After Being Cheered At By Lidl Shoppers | One Lady Paid For His Shopping

A Paramedic serving in the East of England Ambulance Service has taken to social media to thank shoppers in Cromer who cheered and clapped him as they allowed him to move in front of them in a long shopping queue.  Paramedic David Tillyer said: “I am humbled and a little bit emotional.  “I finished my night shift this morning and

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Thief Who Spat At Police Officer While Claiming To Have Coronavirus Is Jailed

A callous thief who spat at a police officer and told him ‘I have coronavirus’ has been sent to prison.  Oliver Cook, 35, was arrested by officers from Kent Police outside a supermarket in Oxford Street, Whitstable, at around 18:20 hours on Sunday 29th March after he was seen trying to steal meat from the store.  As response team officers

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