As a photo-journalist, I have covered a wide variety of emergency situations. I have some training in risk assessment at incidents. Major fires, road accidents, building site collapses and public order all present unique challenges. The fire service are also seen here, in water rescue and the use of the air ambulance. After incidents involving crime, a team of forensic evidence gatherers are frequently to be present at scene. Having previously worked as a paramedic with the London Ambulance Service, I have photographed accident scenes, not just as news coverage for submissions to the media, but also as ‘how to’s’. Pictures have been used by services in their training for personnel in accident procedures.
As a member of the National Union of Journalists and a representative of the Nottingham Branch, I have successfully negotiated a set of guidelines on police / press relations. These have been nationally adopted under the auspices of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).