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Cornwall man becomes first in UK to be police officer, firefighter and paramedic

He wonâ€t literally be wearing three hats at once – just one hat with three badges representing his roles as a police officer, firefighter and a paramedic.
Andrew Hichens is the first person in the UK to work simultaneously in the three blue-light service roles



lf thereâ€s a fire on his patch in Hayle, Cornwall, thereâ€s a very good chance he will be on scene; if there is a road accident he will be on hand; a crime to sort out? Hichens is your man.
Hichens, 28, who has two young sons, accepts he is going to be very busy indeed. “Itâ€s very new; itâ€s going to be a challenge. It is an exciting time for Hayle and myself,” he said.
Hichens is most likely to be spotted in his role as a police community officer – his place falls between that of a volunteer community support officer and a fully sworn police officer. He will be patrolling Hayle, a popular resort town with a historic harbour, in his grey electric car (wearing a unique grey uniform).
But he will also have one eye or ear on his fire and ambulance pagers. Because his police patrol will centre on Hayle, control room staff will know he is likely to be able to get to almost any emergency in the town swiftly.

Things might get confusing in certain circumstances. If Hayle gets to a fire and finds a body, for example, there may be tension between his roles as a firefighter and police officer – consequently the scope of his role will be reviewed regularly to make sure it is working smoothly.
“I was drawn to the job as it provides the community with a unique presence,” Hichens said. “I want to become a familiar face in the local community, someone the public are happy to see and who can respond to any incident or inquiry.”
He will be based at the new Hayle tri-service centre, working alongside on-call firefighters, fully-fledged police officers and ambulance crews. Emergency responders from the three services began working from the hub in March.
Employed by Cornwall fire and rescue service, Hichensâ€s role has been funded as part of a two-year government pilot aimed at strengthening collaboration between blue-light services.
The fire, police and ambulance bosses insist this is not just a way of saving money and getting more work out one person. They insist it will be a cleverer, more efficient use of resources, especially in a relatively remote part of the UK.
We will all benefit from Andrew's shared expertise from across the three services
Phil Martin, firefighter
Assistant chief fire officer Phil Martin said: “Andrew will be a familiar face in the community, and working together with his colleagues in one building means we will all benefit from his shared expertise from across the three services.”
Neil Le Chevalier, director of operations for South Western Ambulance Service NHSFoundation Trust, said: “We are the first in the country to bring all three services into one building and the benefits are immense, particularly for the local community of Hayle where we have a dedicated person able to respond on behalf of the three services.”
Asst Ch Con Paul Netherton, from Devon and Cornwall police, said: “The tri-service officer is a groundbreaking idea being introduced into Cornwall. It brings together the skills and training of the three emergency services into one individual and means that we can provide a really effective first responder to any situation.
“This concept is very exciting and we are already thinking how we can expand this beyond Hayle. What it will do is, despite the tough austerity times for the emergency services, is provide local communities with a dedicated local officer who can provide that initial support to our local communities.
“This, coupled with the development of the emergency tri-service buildings, will hopefully safeguard our presence in our communities as well as making us more effective in our response to emergencies and calls for help.”
Hichens spent eight years working as a firefighter in nearby Camborne. He began his police and paramedic training in November.
“Thereâ€s not a lot of spare time, having a fiancee and two little boys, but it is important,” he said. “They are very understanding. We realised early on this is a lifestyle choice.”

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#2
There's a man with too much time on his hands!!

AND 2 young kids too

But fair play to him 
Sorry but HOW many copies of this do you want????
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#3
No, fuck him. Colleagues in all three services are facing cuts and he's triple jobbing? An inspiration to bean counters everywhere.
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Dont let the piece fool you, hes not a cop and cant investigate crime.

Nor would it seem, can he really deal with fires alone and in an electric car.

and for that matter, treat and transport during a medical emergency.

Hes a weird experiment that will be hailed a success even when it results in a 4th man to cover what was covered by 3 before.
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(24-04-2015, 08:40 AM)Administrator Wrote: Dont let the piece fool you, hes not a cop and cant investigate crime.

Nor would it seem, can he really deal with fires alone and in an electric car.

and for that matter, treat and transport during a medical emergency.


None of that matters. You read the article. He's a police officer, fire-fighter and paramedic.

A Tories wet dream. On paper, one public servant doing 3 peoples jobs at the same time
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#6
Began his Police & Paramedic training in November? If say he's got loads of experience... How can he possibly keep up to date with 3 professions.
What a load of bollix
Patients don't suddenly die, it just seems that way when you stop paying attention!

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#7
Its a gimmick that cannot work.

As a firefighter at a fire his job is to put the fire out by what ever means necessary, as a Police officer his job at a fire is to investigate it. Doing his firefighter job will and always does destroy evidence which we try to avoid doing but its not always possible, if he is in fighting a fire he will be thinking about trying to save evidence. Basically it wont work. IMHO.

Another one, as a firefighter he does not need a warrant to enter a premises, what happens if he enters a premises as a firefighter and sees evidence of a crime, does that taint the evidence seeing as how he is also a Police officer?
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#8
What a tool....another numpty who thinks he's doing public good while wrecking 3 professions at the same time....
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#9
This is a load of shit, he won't be able to do any of the jobs properly.

As ERU said, from my reading of the article he's not a police officer anyway, just some bastardised pcso.
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#10
Uniform collector

Lots in our job that want to be members of everything
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#11
Not a paramedic either he's a CFR it seems but hey fair play to him[Image: 2166c33b958a3dd1773ef2c84359ee2b.jpg]
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#12
Gets his own tri service safety officer car aswell![Image: 09e28e7dd46fcdf9af54fc45de8b1ebf.jpg]
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#13
I'd love to meet the desk bound jargon jockey that came up with "Tri Service Safety Officer"

FFS!!
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#14
Did a bit of looking into this.

He is not a full police constable he is a Police Community Support Officer, he falls somehwere between a special and a full constable a version that did not exist until this was done.

He is not a paramedic, he is not registered with the HCPC (English version of Phecc) as a paramedic.

He was a firefighter for 8 years.
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(24-04-2015, 11:38 AM)Blackbolt Wrote: Did a bit of looking into this.

He is not a full police constable he is a Police Community Support Officer, he falls somehwere between a special and a full constable a version that did not exist until this was done.

He is not a paramedic, he is not registered with the HCPC (English version of Phecc) as a paramedic.

He was a firefighter for 8 years.

Not even a technician in the uk he's a cardaic first responder it's all a big load of shite really
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#16
A quick perusal of any of the UK emergency service journals shows there's no buzzword laden gimmicky initiative too stupid or empty for what seems to be a large cohort of managers there.
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The fact its a nissan leaf hes using the picture also lessens any McGyver imagines i may have had.  75
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one word, twat!
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#19
An electric car
3 services for one wage
A non committal grey uniform
A snazzy new logo
A title like community safety officer.

They really are trying to tick all the boxes here aren't they?
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(24-04-2015, 05:42 PM)Tactimule Wrote: An electric car
3 services for one wage
A non committal grey uniform
A snazzy new logo
A title like community safety officer.

They really are trying to tick all the boxes here aren't they?

Bet he has a Cert in Health and Safety as well
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