Emergency Services Award

Winner: London Ambulance Service

The work that the emergency services do to keep our nation safe often goes unrecognised. It is for that reason that categories like the Emergency Services Award are presented, acknowledging how the police, fire and ambulance services have implemented and tested a strategy to cope with terrorist attack.

The 2020 winner of the Emergency Services Award is the London Ambulance Service. On several occasions over the last few years, London Ambulance staff have attended some of the worst terrorism scenes this country has seen in the last few decades. Although some scrutiny was highlighted in the London Bridge attack inquest, the work that was achieved, and the speed in which it was carried out, is remarkable, especially give the array of confused information from hundreds of unverified reports. London has unfortunately fallen victim to numerous terrorist attacks in the last few years, and while the police have successfully prevented many, on the occasions that assailants have caused harm, London Ambulance Service have responded and performed exceptionally.

West Midlands Police and Northumbria University were also shortlisted in the Emergency Services category.