Category Archives: Guest Blog

Anonymity And The Internet | ARV Cop | Guest Blog

Our new ‘Must Read’ section is dedicated to sharing the words of some of the top bloggers from within the emergency services, NHS and armed forces – both past and present.  The blogs are hand-picked by our team but do not necessarily represent the views of Emergency Services News. Instead, they reflect the experiences of individuals who have first-hand experience of what

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‘If You Fell In A Puddle Would You Call A Lifeguard?’ | Anonymous Guest Blog

We received the following short blog from a reader who has asked to remain anonymous. It was written by the person who sent it into us in order to try and help dispell some of the ‘myths’ surrounding the public perception of the ambulance service. As the unofficial voice of the men and women serving on the front line of

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‘The Government’ | Guest Blog By Former Police Commander John Sutherland

Our new ‘Must Read’ section is dedicated to sharing the words of some of the top bloggers from within the emergency services, NHS and armed forces – both past and present.  The blogs are hand-picked by our team but do not necessarily represent the views of Emergency Services News. Instead, they reflect the experiences of individuals who have first-hand experience of what

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A Day In The Life Of A LONDON Based Police Response Team Sergeant

Sergeant Ross Hanway is the Patrol Sergeant for Response Team E which works across part of the borough command unit covering Enfield and Haringey. He has been in the Met for 17 years and in his current role for seven years and has a wealth of experience in running a response team. He explains that his officers work a six

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‘Life And The Job’ | ARV Cop | Guest Blog

Our new ‘Must Read’ section is dedicated to sharing the words of some of the top bloggers from within the emergency services, NHS and armed forces – both past and present.  The blogs are hand-picked by our team but do not necessarily represent the views of Emergency Services News. Instead, they reflect the experiences of individuals who have first-hand experience of what

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Former Police Commander Speaks Candidly About Mrs May & Policing | Guest Blog

Our new ‘Must Read’ section is dedicated to sharing the words of some of the top bloggers from within the emergency services, NHS and armed forces – both past and present. The blogs are hand-picked by our team but do not necessarily represent the views of Emergency Services News. Instead, they reflect the experiences of individuals who have first-hand experience

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One Of The Five Met Officers Subjected To 11-Year IPCC/IOPC Investigation Speaks Out

Father Andrew Birks is one of the five Metropolitan Police Officers who had to endure nearly 11 years’ worth of continued investigations following the tragic death of Sean Rigg, who died whilst in police custody back in 2008. Last Friday, Father Birks (who during the investigation trained to become a Priest) along with the four other police officers involved in

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Why The 2.7% Pay Rise For MPs Has Caused So Much Resentment

In light of the recent pay increase awarded to MPs, that will see their basic salary rise to just under £80,000 per annum, we received the following message from one of our followers. It summarises nicely just why so many people get so angry and annoyed when they see what many regard as blatant hypocrisy. Maybe people would perhaps not

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Before You Watch Dispatches: “Grenfell: Did The Fire Brigade Fail?” Please Read This

What follows below, is a personal account written by one of the many firefighters who attended the Grenfell Fire tragedy. It has been shared by ‘Save The UK Fire Service‘ with the following appeal: ‘In light of Channel 4 Dispatches programme airing tomorrow, we would like to remind our followers of a post we put up from a firefighter who

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‘It’s The First Minutes That Can Determine The Outcome Of A Major Injury, Which Makes Me Question My Colleagues Mentality’

This question was sent into us via email – let us know what you think in the comments below: ‘I think this is definitely something that needs to be pressed upon when it comes to first aid training. The lack of training and provisions provided to officers is truly frightening when you consider we’re normally the first on scene and

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