Category Archives: Guest Blog

‘I’m A Doctor And An Infectious Diseases Specialist. I Am Not Scared Of Covid-19’ | Guest Blog

The following blog has been sent into us by a follow and not by the author who shared it on a public Facebook page.  We are sharing it with our readers in the hope of shining some light on some of the rumours which have led to the panic buying which we have seen recently.  By panic buying essential items

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“Policing Is Broken. Completely F***ed’ | Police Officer With 15 Years Experience Shares Their Thoughts On Policing

This piece was sent into Emergency Services News by an anonymous source. It gives an insight into some of the challenges facing police officers as they struggle to deal with an increased workload with resource levels which still have not been restored to pre-Thersa May levels: ‘Policing is broken. Completely f***ed. ‘We just about still do the “big stuff” well,

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‘I Hope That Someone Takes Notice And Reacts Before It’s Too Late And There’s Another Thin Green Line Tribute And Flag At Half-Mast’ | Anon

This blog has been sent into our news team from a Student Paramedic who was assaulted while on duty over the Christmas & New Year period. We are sharing it because we believe passionately that more needs to be done to protect the brave men and women who are on the front line of the emergency services: “So then Happy

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The Traumatic 999 Call That Changed A Paramedics Life

This blog, shared in a public post on Facebook, was spotted by one of our reporters.  We felt that John’s words needed to be shared with as many people as possible in order to raise awareness regarding PTSD in the emergency services: “My name is John, and I work as a Paramedic for WMAS.  In 2003 I attended an incident

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‘Taser – A ‘Use’ Is Not Always What You Think!|PFEW National Chair

As Taser makes the news, PFEW National Chair John Apter champions the wider roll-out of the life-saving device. ‘Taser has been under the media spotlight in more recent years, and there are some ongoing high-profile active court cases at the moment where Taser comes into the picture.  Last week Home Office figures also revealed the ‘use’ of the device is

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The Police Officer Who Became A Family Liaison Officer After Losing A Friend | Guest Blog

‘Recently, my colleagues and I were awarded the ‘Team of the Year’ at work. We were awarded it because of the role we have all done this year as Family Liaison Officers (FLOs). For those who don’t know, a FLO is a specially trained officer who supports grieving family members of those who have died as a result of road

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My Battle With PTSD | Written By A Paramedic

Here at Emergency Services News, we are passionate about giving members of the emergency services and NHS – both past and present – a channel through which they can share their own experiences with the general public and their colleagues. The reason for this is twofold; Firstly, by sharing these stories, then we hope that the public will get an

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‘We Are Not Robots; We Too Are Human’ | Remembrance Day Quickly Descends Into Tragedy | Guest Blog

This moving account has been written by a police officer who was due to police the Remembrance Sunday commemorations which took place last Sunday.  However, the day did not go as planned In this guest blog, Sergeant Non Edwards of the Caernarfon Policing Team recounts her Remembrance Sunday shift.  A day that will impact on the lives of everyone involved

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‘Grenfell Tower; Systematic Failure’ | Written By A Fire Officer Who Was There

Steve Dudeney, a former London Fire Brigade Borough Commander who was on scene at the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy, has spoken of his experiences of that fateful night on the eve of the publication of a report that has criticised the actions of the London Fire Brigade.  The former senior officer – who has since retired from the Brigade -speaks

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