Emergency Services

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Sentences to double for people who attack emergency service workers

Sentences to double for people who attack emergency service workers

Sentences to double for people who attack emergency service workers

A Private Member's Bill proposing to double custodial sentences for people who assault emergency service workers has received government approval

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Medics to assess 999 patients via live video before sending out ambulances

Medics to assess 999 patients via live video before sending out ambulances

A new feature on the GoodSAM platform will allow medics to initiate a video link with 999 callers.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Firefighters continue to tackle nightclub blaze in Glasgow

Firefighters continue to tackle nightclub blaze in Glasgow

Firefighters continue to tackle nightclub blaze in Glasgow

More than 120 firefighters have been dealing with the blaze which began in the roof of Victoria's nightclub

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

999: 'Something has to give as police officers are struggling, but it can't be safety', says Police Federation

999 call delays: 'Officers are struggling from a mental health perspective', says Police Federation

Police Federation: Officers are struggling with welfare and mental health

Some 999 calls which should be dealt with in an hour are being dealt with in a mater of days

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Protestors in Madrid clash with security forces over death of immigrant

Protestors in Madrid clash with security forces over death of immigrant

Protestors in Madrid clash with security forces over death of immigrant

Security forces had stones thrown at them by the protestors who also set fire to bins as well as a motorbike

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Woman admits making 32 nuisance 999 and 111 phone calls

Woman admits making 32 nuisance 999 and 111 phone calls

Woman admits making 32 nuisance 999 and 111 phone calls

It is claimed the woman was often drunk during the calls

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

BREAKING: Plane and helicopter crash mid-air in Buckinghamshire

BREAKING: Plane and helicopter crash mid-air in Buckinghamshire

BREAKING: Plane and helicopter crash mid-air in Buckinghamshire

Police say the priority is to save lives

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

'Mass brawl breaks out' at black tie golf club dinner

Police officer injured as mass brawl breaks out at black tie golf club dinner

Police officer injured as mass brawl breaks out at black tie golf club dinner

Several people were reportedly injured in the incident where two people were arrested

Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Man jumps out of car seconds before it bursts into flames

Man jumps out of car seconds before it bursts into flames

Man jumps out of car seconds before it bursts into flames

Six fire engine were sent to the scene on a road in Hong Kong

Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday, October 16, 2017

Don't call firefighters firemen else women won't join profession, says London Fire Brigade

Don't call firefighters firemen - or else women won't join profession, says London Fire Brigade

London Fire Brigade calls for ban on term 'fireman'

London Fire Brigade chief Dany Cotton says it's ridiculous that people are surprised to see female firefighters

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

France wildfires: 'We thought the house was a goner', says Mike Hartley-Brewer

France wildfires: 'We thought the house was a goner', says Julia Hartley-Brewer's dad

France fires: 'We thought the house was a goner', says Julia's dad

The father of Julia Hartley-Brewer was one of the people evacuated in the Var region as a new fire erupted overnight

France wildfires: 'No one has told us anything', says travel editor displaced by flames

France wildfires: 'No one has told us anything', says travel editor displaced by flames

France wildfires: 'No one has told us anything', says travel editor

Lisa Minot is the travel editor for The Sun, and has had to evacuate her campsite as the flames spread across southern France

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Suspicious explosion at home in Washington kills two people

Suspicious explosion in Washington kills two people

Suspicious explosion in Washington kills two people

The explosion happened in the early hours of the morning and the area is now an active crime scene

Monday, July 3, 2017

Monday, July 3, 2017

18 dead after coach collides with lorry and bursts into flames in Germany

18 dead after coach collides with lorry and bursts into flames in Germany

18 dead after coach collides with lorry and bursts into flames in Germany

The collision took place at around 7am local time and it is thought those on the coach were part of a senior citizens tour group

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

'Emergency services deserve more than they get' - Twitter praises 999 workers on the service's 80th birthday

'Emergency services deserve more than they get' - Twitter praises 999 workers on the service's 80th birthday

'Emergency services deserve more' - Twitter wishes happy birthday to 999

The 999 service started in 1937 and handled more than 1,000 calls in its first week. Now it takes roughly 560,000 a week

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Trams collide in Berlin, injuring at least 27

Trams collide in Berlin, injuring at least 27

Trams collide in Berlin, injuring at least 27

Local media report that 50 firefighters attended the scene

'Politicians fall over themselves to praise emergency services, so it's shocking they voted against pay cap end', says Unison

'Politicians fall over themselves to praise emergency services, so it's shocking they voted against pay cap end', say Unison

'It's absolutely shocking MPs would vote against pay cap after praising workers'

Head of health at Unison, Christina McAnea, says she hopes public sector workers will tell Tory politicians what they think of them

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Man blames car crash on spider above his head

Man blames car crash on spider sitting above his head

Man blames car crash on spider sitting above his head

A man claims he drove his car into a ditch because he saw a spider sitting on the sun visor above his head

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 8, 2017

Man dies after falling from Blarney Castle

Man dies after falling from Ireland's Blarney Castle

Man dies after falling from Ireland's Blarney Castle

A man in his mid-twenties has died after falling from Blarney Castle, however the incident is not thought to be suspicious

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

Patient steals ambulance for joyride in Italy

An ambulance was called for the man who was suffering from psychiatric problems in Tuscany, but he ended up driving it 150 kilometres away

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Man stabbed to death by newspaper delivery man, after complaining his paper was late

Man stabbed to death by newspaper delivery boy - after complaining his paper was late

Man killed by newspaper delivery boy after complaining his paper was late

The man was stabbed several times on his upper body, he died later in hospital due to his wounds

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017

'Explosive device' blows up at Canadian courthouse building

'Explosive device' blows up at Canadian courthouse building

'Explosive device' blows up at Canadian courthouse building

Emergency services attended the scene at Kilborn Place in Saskatoon, as they believe an explosive device blew up

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Teenager in serious condition after being hit by carnival float

Teenager in serious condition after being hit by carnival float

Teenager in serious condition after being hit by carnival float

A 19-year-old suffered trauma to the spine, a haemorrhage and suspected bone marrow injuries after being hit by a carnival float in northern Italy

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Woman and two young girls die in Ireland apartment fire

Woman and two young girls die after Ireland apartment fire

Woman and two young girls die after Ireland apartment fire

A fire broke out at a complex in Dublin which has killed a woman and two young girls, while two others were left in a critical condition

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Thursday, March 2, 2017

WATCH: 5-year-old dangling from window sill of seventh floor flat is rescued by firefighters in Spain

WATCH: 5-year-old dangling from seventh-floor window rescued by firefighters in Spain

WATCH: 5-year-old dangling from window sill of seventh floor flat is rescued

Firefighters had to rescue a 5-year-old girl who was hanging on the edge of a window sill at her seventh floor flat in Alicante, after her mother had left her at home alone

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

A&E services for under-18s have been suspended in Stafford

A&E services for under-18s have been suspended in Stafford

A&E services for under-18s have been suspended in Stafford

A suspension of A&E services has begun due to safety concerns, but adult services remain open