Emergency services: crisis prevention, response and recovery

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We are seeking applications that encourage new thinking at operational, tactical or strategic levels.

We recognise that the emergency services are a broad church, so welcome applicants from the emergency services and the organisations that work alongside them, whether fire and rescue, flood defences, electric infrastructure, emergency medicine, mountain rescue, frontline policing or elsewhere.

We are equally keen to hear from those who work behind the scenes, or in organisations managing the aftermath of emergencies.

We are open for applications from 27 April to 18 September 2018, for travel in 2019.

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A life-changing opportunity

Have you ever wanted to explore new ideas in a subject close to your heart? Discover how things are done in other countries and bring that knowledge back home?

A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your horizons and make a difference. It offers up to two months overseas, researching a topic of your choice – and then a lifetime relationship to help you spread the global insights that you bring back.

Everyone can apply, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK citizen over 18. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere.

Additional funding for interpreters is available.

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Fellows' impact in this area

Mark BoltPolice Officer Mark Bolt travelled to the USA in 2013 to explore how police forces work with suspects with mental ill health. Since returning to the UK Mark has developed a mental health training package, which has been delivered to frontline officers in Devon and Cornwall. Mark is also involved in integrating mental health clinicians into police work.

Andy ReynoldsFirefighter Andy Reynolds travelled to the USA and Canada in 2013 to investigate flood and swiftwater rescue programmes. Shortly after Andy’s travels, the UK experienced unprecedented flooding. Crews all over the country used knowledge and experience gleaned from Andy’s Fellowship to assess incidents and perform rescues.