About Us

‘Emergency Services News’ is brought to you by a team of former emergency services and armed forces personnel who are passionate about sharing news, information and blogs from the front line.

Our Founder, John Johnson, has served in both the armed forces, the Metropolitan Police and has also volunteered as a crew member for the RNLI on one of the busiest coastal stations in the UK.

John said: 

“I started the news website because of the number of negative stories which were being written about the emergency services by some sections of the mainstream media. 

“Whilst no organisation is perfect, it seemed that only the negative stories made the news. 

“These negative stories often paint an unfair picture of the brave men and women who prevent this country from falling apart. 

“Not only have I had the privilege of serving in the emergency services, but my wife is a police officer, I have two brothers-in-law who currently serve in the Police, my mum works in an NHS renal unit, one of my sisters is a midwife, another one is an ECA, my father-in-law was a firefighter for 30 years, my mother-in-law was a Matron in a specialist burns unit for nearly 30 years and my uncle was a police dog handler for over 20 years. 

“I have a cousin who is in the Royal Navy, another who is training to become a combat medic in the British Army, my uncle was a Royal Marine and fought in the Falklands war in 1982, another one of my cousins was also in the Royal Marines and fought in Afghan during two tours of duty. 

“My Grandad was a Medic during the 2nd World War and was stationed out in North Africa and my Great Grandad fought in the battle of Ypres during WW1. 

“I have a very close affinity to the emergency services, NHS and armed forces and I was honoured to serve in both the emergency services and armed forces.

“I am passionate about speaking up for my former colleagues and take enormous pride in the fact that over 500,000 people each month read our stories and blogs”. 

Emergency Services News is the only dedicated emergency services ‘news’ outlet that is trusted by the men and women who serve in the emergency services, armed forces and NHS.

We are also trusted by our much-valued civilian readers also to bring them interesting stories from within the world of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces.


We cover emergency services related stories from around the world.

Sometimes these stories are serious and sometimes they are light-hearted. But they are never fake stories!

We do not distort the facts around a story in order to push our own agenda.

We are passionate about being the ‘unofficial’ voice of anyone who has served and we are passionate about sharing the reality of life, with its many highs and lows, in the emergency services with the general public.

We are proud to act as the unofficial voice of the men and women who serve.

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Our team is 100% ‘a-political’ meaning that we do not support any single Political party. 

What we do support, however, is common sense

Each month, around 500,000 people read our stories.

Many of the stories which we feature get sent into us by the men and women on the front line of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces.

We are trusted as a reliable source of information because our team is made up of former emergency services and armed forces personnel.


At the heart of what we do, are the following five principles: 

  1. To reduce the instances of abuse against and assaults upon NHS & emergency services personnel.
  2. To promote better mental health services to emergency services & NHS personnel.
  3. To be a voice for the brave men and women who serve on the frontline.
  4. To highlight the sacrifices which are made by the brave men and women who are on the front line of the emergency services & armed forces
  5. To help prevent people from becoming the victim of a crime.

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