April - June 2010
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has just published its plan for the next three years, setting out its priorities for keeping local people safe.
This week marks one of the most important festivals in the Sikh calendar and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is doing its bit to ensure celebrations go off safely. Vaisakhi celebrates a new harvest season and also marks the beginning of a new year. Due to the nature of traditional Vaisakhi celebrations, accidents resulting in fire and injury can be common.
A group of youngsters, who have been working with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service as part of their Duke of Edinburgh awards, will mark the end of the course with a special Pass Out Parade. The ceremony, on 22 April, is similar to the parade carried out by trainee firefighters on completion of their training and will involve them carrying out a drill, doing a presentation about their course and receiving their certificates.
Dads and male carers have been making the most of new facilities at Misterton Fire Station after Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with Sure Start to launch a new dads’ group. After a major refurbishment at the station at the beginning of the year, Bassettlaw’s Rural Sure Start team launched a new monthly event called Just 4 Men. The sessions are aimed at dads and male carers and are aimed at giving them, and their children, the chance to meet up and socialise together.
A Hucknall firefighter and his son are revving up for the ride of their lives this week as they set off on a fundraising trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats by moped!
Almost 1,200 youngsters from across the county are currently taking part in a multi-agency event aimed at helping children to stay safe. The two-week Safety Zone event, now in its 16th year, is being held at The National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont from 19 to 30 April.
Two Nottinghamshire firefighters will be following in footsteps made by colleagues more than 20 years ago when they attempt to climb Mount Snowdon in Wales wearing firekit and breathing apparatus.
Ten students from across Nottinghamshire are being given an insight into the role of a firefighter this week as they undertake a special work experience programme with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.
An initiative aimed at cutting the number of unwanted fire signals – previously known as false alarms – has been hailed a huge success after figures revealed a drop of more than a quarter. The number of unwanted fire signals received by the Service had been increasing year on year and these false alarms were threatening to impact on NFRS’s ability to provide essential services.
Two lucky youngsters have scooped the chance to experience a day in the life of a firefighter as part of a national competition. Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will host 14-year-olds Rachael Hobster and Charlotte Eggleston at Newark Fire Station on 15 May after Rachael won top prize in a promotion organised by Sugar magazine and CLG – the Department for Communities and Local Government.
People using oxygen at home are being urged to take extra precautions against fire following the inquest into the death of a Nottinghamshire woman yesterday (Wednesday).
As the kick off to the 2010 FIFA World Cup draws nearer, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has announced plans to ensure football fans can enjoy the competition in safety. Many fans will choose to watch the matches in pubs and other licensed premises and the increased capacity in these venues may present increased fire safety risks.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has joined forces with Sutton Centre Community College and Willow Wood Day Centre in Sutton to develop a new easy to read safety leaflet. The Keeping Safe From Fire document contains fire safety advice, including kitchen safety, cigarette safety and what to do in the event of a fire.
Seven members of the Specialist Rescue Team will be representing Nottinghamshire in Belgium this month when they take part in the annual Grimpday international rope rescue challenge.
Over 800 children from across the district will descend on Ashfield Fire Station during the week of 14 June to take part in Ashfield Safety Week.
Women who want to make a real difference to their community are being encouraged to consider a career as a part-time, on-call firefighter working between 8am and 6pm.
Firefighters from across the region will be descending on Highfields Fire Station this week to battle it out for the chance to represent their Service in a national extrication competition. The East Midlands Regional Extrication Challenge on Saturday 12 June will feature crews from all five counties within the East Midlands as they work against the clock to demonstrate their skills in rescuing a trapped casualty from a crashed car.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has cemented its long-standing relationship with hydraulic rescue equipment manufacturer Holmatro after participating in the official opening of the company’s brand new sales and service centre in Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has teamed up with The Fire Fighters Charity to give women throughout the county the unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of some weird and wonderful vehicles. On 12 September the Charity will host a Ladies Driving Challenge at Newark Showground and those taking part will be given the chance to get to grips with vehicles such as a tank, diggers, HGVs and, of course, fire engines.
Fire fighters across Nottinghamshire will be giving children important messages about how to stay safe and spot potential fire hazards as part of National Child Safety Week, 21–27 June.
Over 400 Year 6 schoolchildren will descend on Worksop Fire Station this week as part of an initiative aimed at teaching youngsters how to stay safe over the summer holidays. The MACS (Making All Children Safe) Week event will involve firefighters working with representatives from partner agencies to educate children about the dangers of playing near water, fire and burns prevention, road safety, healthy eating and first aid.