Aled Treharne on February 20th, 2007

It’s going to be public knowledge shortly anyway, but I’ve just resigned. I’ve received an offer from another company which I accepted – I suspect the next month will be quite interesting as I finish a few projects off. I also expect that Teresa, who alo recently left, will be surprised that she was the […]

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Aled Treharne on February 18th, 2007

Last week was interesting. I’ve had an incredible view that most people don’t get not inly into police work in general, but also into the method of driving that the police use. Since the 1930’s the police of the UK have been using a system of car driving invented by a racing driver who was […]

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Aled Treharne on February 17th, 2007

Sorry for not posting this until Saturday, but after the course I drove to Aberystwyth only to find the A44 closed because of a fatal incident and I had to detour via Machynlleth. The day started with some miserable weather yesterday – plenty of rain, which is just what I didn’t want for the last […]

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Aled Treharne on February 16th, 2007

Today was our first day spent entirely on the road, and boy was it great. We’ve been driving a little Mondeo hatchback ST, a diesel model, and once we’d finished our POWER checks this morning, we got going and headed out to the M4. As usual with my colleagues on the course, I was volunteered to […]

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Aled Treharne on February 14th, 2007

So after two days of police driver training, my driving is already immeasurably improved. The course that we’re on is a special course designed by South Wales police to allow Mountain Rescue personnel to respond safely on blue lights to incidents. It’s a truncated version of the police basic driving course which usually takes 3 […]

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Aled Treharne on February 13th, 2007

Friday turned out to be an interesting day around here. When I got up there was a dusting of fresh snow on the ground. As I drove into work, I was hearing reports of further snow falls but when I got to Cardiff, there wasn’t a huge amount on the ground. We got to work […]

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Aled Treharne on February 8th, 2007

So after a brief period of indecision while Ambulance Control, the Met Office and our Incident Controller were trying to work out what the weather was doing, it was decided that we should go on standby from midnight. So some 19 of us appeared up at base last night, with probably half of us being […]

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Aled Treharne on February 7th, 2007

We’ve had a pager message this morning – the Ambulance service have requested that we place two Landrovers on standby to assist them this evening and for the next 36 hours or so due to the expected poor weather. This means that base and two Landrovers will be permanently crewed tonight and tomorrow including a […]

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Aled Treharne on February 5th, 2007

Saturday dawned bright with a deep blue sky more typical of a summer day. Jon and I’d arranged to have another attempt at getting him up to the highest point in the Beacons – twice we’d been up on to the Neuadd Ridge already, but we’d not been able to make it. So we parked […]

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