Tag Archives: Fire and Rescue

The various challenging rhythms of life


The pleasure that many people have of a two bank holiday weekend is not matched by people who work in the retail sector. However the majority of them have the opportunity at this time of year to be able to … Continue reading

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Party politics places Fire Services at risk


As this news story explains, the decision taken in Lancashire to enable the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner to take over the governance of the Fire and Rescue Service is now beginning to bite as Clive Grunshaw the PCC is … Continue reading

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Blue Light Programme gets a boost


Todays blog is also published as part of my Column in the Argus Newspaper: As the shock and immediate reactions to the terrible Grenfell Tower disaster begins to subside for most of us who had no direct connection to the … Continue reading

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A busy Thursday ahead for Dex


Over many years in my previous occupation I had the privilege to meet and spend time with a range of senior and middle tier managers from the fire service, primarily in East Sussex as well as a small number in … Continue reading

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How many Grenfell Towers are there?


The awful tragedy unfolding this morning in one of the nations richest neigborhoods of a high rise tower block called Grenfell Tower which as this picture shows is burning out of control is already being seen through the lens of … Continue reading

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Lets honour those who work for us


The following piece was published in yesterdays Argus Newspaper, it relates to the suggestion that we dedicate one of our bank holidays to honour the work of people who work in the public sector: In recent days, the work and demands … Continue reading

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A sad end to the weekend


The news that three people died on the roads of Sussex this weekend is tragic for each of their families. Each of these accidents also caused enormous distress for our emergency services who work hard 24 hours a day, 7 … Continue reading

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Another hard days night


The image shown here was taken by Eddie Mitchell @brightonsnapper who was out working last night during storm Angus. However as much as his photograph shows his dedication  to his art, the real dedication was that shown by Fire Officers … Continue reading

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One job at a time


When the Government first introduced the idea of Police and Crime Commissioners, it was a clear attempt to pull together all of the organisational elements of the Criminal Justice System under the political leadership of one person who would in … Continue reading

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Blue Light Commissioner


According to todays Times the Government is about to extend the role of Police and Crime Commissioners to oversee Fire & Rescue Services. Apart from any Union opposition which the article focuses on, this is a mistake for several reasons. The most fundamental … Continue reading

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