Category Archives: Guest Blog

‘Sit, Listen, Advise, Abused. Welcome To My Job’ | Guest Blog

This guest blog was sent into us earlier on this afternoon from a NSW emergency ambulance call handler. If you have a blog that you would like us to share, then scroll down to the bottom of this article for details of how to contact us: “This headset is what I use to communicate with those who call for desperate

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HM Coastguard Celebrates 197th Anniversary | Guest Blog

Today HM Coastguard is a world leader in maritime search and rescue. Looking back almost 200 years, the goods, which now travel by road, were carried by hundreds of small ships. Year in year out dozens of ships and hundreds of lives were lost within sight of the coast. Public shock and dismay at the tragedies drove forward the creation

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Being Shadowed By The Prisons Minister | Guest Blog

Conscious of the fact that we have quite a few ‘oppos’ from the HMP Service following our page, then we thought that we would share this blog courtesy of PrisonJobs.blog.gov.uk Prison Officers work incredibly hard, looking after the men and women who, more often than not, decided not to keep to the same laws which you and I abide to.

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‘Abused By Patients For Turning Up Late On Jobs, Never Supported By Line Managers, Manipulated Response Times’ | Anon

As many of our readers and followers will know (both inside and outside of the emergency services / NHS), we are passionate about highlighting the need for better mental healthcare provisions for emergency services & NHS personnel. As more and more people become willing to talk about and share their own experiences with mental health, it is our hope that

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“I Doubt My Mum Will Ever Know She Saved My Life That Day” | Anon Paramedic

This story was sent into us via email. We share stories such as these in order to highlight the need for better mental health services for our colleagues. It is something we are passionate about. Being exposed to traumatic incidents on a constant basis, year-after-year, can take its toll even on the most strong-minded of people. We each deal with

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Guest Blog: ‘What A Job!’ | @DC_ARVSgt

In this guest blog, we are pleased to share the words of Sgt Harry Tangye. Sgt Tangye is an Armed Response Vehicle Officer as well as being a Firearms Commander in Devon & Cornwall Constabulary. He is also a pursuit and firearms tactical advisor who also investigates fatal collisions. In short, Sgt Tangye is considered to be at the top

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999 Call Handler Shares Their Heartfelt Resignation Letter

As with the vast majority of our hard-hitting articles which we share, the following resignation email was sent into us by the person who sent it. It is a shame to be losing such bright individuals at a time when the emergency services are under so much stress. We hope that by sharing this, then not only will members of

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‘Something To Think Of As We Start A New Year, What An Ambulance Is For And Why We Are Here’ | Anon

This was sent into us by one of our followers. It sums up quite nicely just how manic tonight will be for members of the emergency services. Share it with anyone you know who is going out tonight. ‘Twas the night before January When all through Control The excitement was building Almost like a drum roll Dispatchers dispatching Calls for

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UPDATE: Remember The PC Who Endured A 6-YEAR ‘Investigation’?

One of the things we are proud of being able to do here at Emergency Services Humour & Emergency Services News, is to give a voice to the courageous men and women who serve in the emergency services, NHS & prison service. That is why we always encourage people to contact us if ever there is anything they want to

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‘An Ambulance Christmas’ | Anonymous

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through our town, Ambulances sat quietly, call volume was down. Dispatchers and medics, without any calls, Were settled-in cozily within station walls. The city grew silent as the late night grew deep; my crew mate and I settled in for some sleep. But no sooner dreaming of being in our beds, The tones

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