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  • Andy Perrins Category Manager of Social Care at YPO

    Meet the Category Manager - Andy Perrins

    20 November 2020 By Andy Perrins - Category Manager of Social Care and Emergency Services at YPO

    Andy started working at YPO in May 2018 after moving from a local authority, he is now the Category Manager for Social Care and Emergency Services.

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  • fireman smiling

    Fuelling our emergency services during a crisis

    21 August 2020 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    We all know the importance of keeping our energy levels high and eating proper meals to ensure we are ready for a full day of work; this is especially important when it comes to our Emergency Services.

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  • Sarah Earl, Category Manager of Emergency Services at YPO

    Meet the Category Manager - Sarah Earl

    26 May 2020 By Sarah Earl - Category Manager of Emergency Services and Blue Light at YPO

    Sarah Earl joined YPO 22 years ago and has recently become the category manager for the emergency services and blue light team.

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  • Laura Megson  Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    Meet the assistant buyer - Laura Megson

    07 May 2020 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services at YPO

    Laura Megson joined the YPO team 3 years ago and is now the Assistant Category Buyer for Emergency Services and Blue Light in the procurement services team.

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  • drone being used on building site

    The benefits of drones in the public sector

    23 October 2019 By Laura Megson - Assistant Category Buyer, Emergency Services and Blue Light

    There are no real surprises when it comes to the development of technology these days, but it is always interesting to know how this technology is used in our day to day society.

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  • Leeds canal

    Staying safe around water

    26 April 2018 By By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer – Emergency Services

    It’s surprising to hear that drowning is one of the UK's leading accidental causes of death, resulting in more than 300 fatalities after tripping, falling or simply through underestimation of risks involved with being near water.

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  • Fire service in the snow

    Emergency response equipment is snow joke

    06 March 2018 By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    As the ‘Beast from the East’ gripped and caused chaos throughout the UK, it’s important at such a time, to remember the increased strain that is inherently forced upon the emergency services.

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  • fire rescue dog

    4 things you might not know about fire rescue dogs

    14 February 2018 By Jonathan Carr, Assistant Category Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Everybody knows that dogs are man’s best friend, but did you know that fire investigation dogs have been around since 1996?

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  • Horse rescue

    Top 10 animal rescues of 2017

    07 December 2017 By Johnathan Carr, Assistant Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Did you know, the UK Fire Services have spent at least £3.5m rescuing 17,000 animals in the last three years!

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  • body worn camera

    How effective are body worn cameras?

    12 September 2017 By Emma Thornber, Procurement Apprentice

    A body worn camera (video) is a recording system that is used by law enforcement to record interactions with the public and to cover or support evidence at crime scenes.

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