January - March 2010
Neil Timms, Assistant Chief Officer with responsibility for finance and resources, said:
As temperatures continue to plummet, Nottinghamshire’s emergency services are joining forces to warn children of the dangers of playing on frozen lakes and ponds.
Crews based at the station spent the day packing up their fire kit and equipment and relocating to the ambulance station just 200 metres away on Manor Road. They will be based there for the next 10 months until the brand new £3.5 million replacement fire station is complete.
Please find below a statement by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service in response to the verdict and sentencing of William Rowbotham today.
Children in Nottinghamshire have only days left to enter the national Fire Kills art competition to help create a ‘fire safety hero’.
A Nottinghamshire Police Community Support Officer will be getting to grips with a group of young people this week after the Police joined forces with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and The Prince’s Trust. PCSO Christina Cole is the first of a new batch of officers to be seconded to the Prince’s Trust to help run the organisation’s Team Programme, a 12-week personal development course.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is hoping to track down a mystery firefighter who buried his own time capsule in the foundations of Bulwell Fire Station more than 60 years ago. The fire station on Cinderhill Road was built in 1944 but was replaced by Stockhill Fire Station in 1966.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) will be targeting young people in Retford and West Bridgford during half term to drive home important road safety messages. Firefighters will be joining forces with staff from Nottinghamshire Police, Nottinghamshire Road Safety Team, St John Ambulance and the Highways Agency to deliver the Three 9s Challenge.
The Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority voted today (19 February) to increase its proportion of the council tax by 2.9%. This means that for the year 2010/11 Band D households will pay £69.69 a year compared to £67.73 the previous year. The majority of properties in Nottinghamshire, however, fall within Bands A and B and the increase means Band B properties will now pay £54.20 a year.
A member of staff at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) will be hoping to emulate England’s Six Nations heroes this week, when she represents the UK Fire Service Ladies Rugby Team. Elly Clifton, a Fire Protection Administrator based at Highfields Fire Station, will be pulling on the UK Fire Service jersey for the first time on Wednesday (24 February).
People in Newark are being warned to stay away from a derelict former public house after fire has left it badly damaged and unsafe to enter.
A Nottinghamshire firefighter is gearing up for a gruelling fundraising endurance race across the Sahara Desert, which has been dubbed the ‘toughest footrace in the world’. Firefighter Ryan Weir and a colleague from Leicestershire will be jetting off to Morocco on 1 April to compete in the Marathon des Sables – a six day ultra marathon.
A former firefighter has been reunited with a time capsule he buried in Bulwell Fire Station more than 60 years ago. Jim Booth, who now lives in Ratcliffe-on-Trent, buried a tin containing a National Fire Service (NFS) button and a hand-written note stating it was buried on 21 September 1948. The tin was dug up last year, when the Cinderhill Road site was torn down and, after local media interest, Jim has now been tracked down.
If you live close to Misterton Fire Station, you have some time to spare and you would like to support your local community in an exciting, challenging and rewarding way, then becoming a part-time firefighter could be just for you.
Sixty primary school children from Bilborough will be able to step back in time at a special event at Stockhill Fire Station on 30 and 31 March. The Past, Present and Future event will give the youngsters the chance to explore a fire engine from the 1950s, as well as learning how to stay safe.
After winning their third Elite League Challenge Cup earlier this month, the GMB Nottingham Panthers have now joined forces with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) to support the ‘Don’t Drown in Toxic Smoke’ campaign. The hard-hitting campaign, which began in October, aims at hammering home the importance of having a working smoke alarm by highlighting the devastating effect of the smoke caused by a house fire.
Nottinghamshire bikers are gearing up for an ‘eggs-tra’ special day on Sunday (28 March) when they ride out in force for the 30th annual Nottinghamshire Easter Egg Run.
Housing improvements, fire safety education in schools, high visibility police patrols and the use of town centre street marshals – these are just some of the positive pledges being made by partner organisations in Ashfield as part of a far-reaching action plan to tackle anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Goodall Crescent and the surrounding area.