We believe there is great value in working with other people and organisations to achieve our common goals. The aims of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are shared by many others and pooling ideas, effort and resources can often lead to greater success than working alone.
We work in partnership with a great variety of public sector colleagues across the whole county including the county, city and district councils, other emergency services, the NHS, Probation Service and the Environment Agency, for example.
Other partners are found in utility companies, housing associations and the voluntary sector such as Age UK, NAVO, NCVS and Self Help Nottingham.
Our partnership work is partly influenced by our own organisation’s corporate objectives, and these are two examples of joint projects we have been involved with:
- We have trained support workers from the Alcohol Problems Advisory Service (APAS) to carry out Home Safety Checks in the homes of people who are chronic drinkers and who may, therefore, be at increased risk of being involved in a fire.
- We have joined a county council initiative called the Handy Person Adaptation Scheme which gives help to older and vulnerable people living in Ashfield and Mansfield. The Scheme supports our work by carrying out Home Safety Checks and fitting smoke alarms into people’s homes, whilst making other adaptations to help them live independently.
We also have long-established links with other organisations to support local people in different ways:
- The Prince’s Trust offers new life and personal development opportunities to young adults.
- The British Red Cross Fire and Emergency Support Service gives emergency aid and support to people who have been forced to leave their homes as a result of fire or flooding.
- The Fire Fighters Charity raises money to support the welfare of all those who work for the Fire and Rescue Service and their families.