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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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  • Sarah Earl

    Meet the buyer

    24 January 2018 By Sarah Earl, Category Buyer - Emergency Services and Blue Light

    Sarah Earl joined YPO 20 years ago and has recently become the category buyer for the emergency services and blue light team.

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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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  • Fire Fighter flood

    Keeping safe during winter floods

    29 November 2016 By Sarah Earl, Assistant Category Buyer - Emergency Services

    Firefighter's are dealing with more than just fires - this time of year floods are a big concern for many, especially during festive periods

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  • Bonfire web

    Fire safety is for life

    04 November 2016 By Sarah Earl, Assistant Category Buyer - Emergency Services

    With bonfire night just round the corner, households across the UK are urged to take precautions to stay safe. But what about the rest of the year?

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  • Emergency Services Show 2015

    Highlights of the Emergency Services Show 2015

    01 October 2015 By Sarah Sesum, Buyer - Emergency Services & Blue Light

    Last week we exhibited at the ninth Emergency Services Show at the NEC Birmingham. If you didn't get chance to attend, here’s a few highlights on what took place.

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