Teamwork praised by PCC in visit to joint Fire and Police Stationtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="Paddy Tipping at joint station" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/West%20Bridgford%20Station.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Teamwork-praised-by-PCC-in-visit-to-joint-Fire-and-Police-Station.aspxTeamwork praised by PCC in visit to joint Fire and Police StationNottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping praises collaboration
Firefighter Carl Evans talks about his own house fire experiencetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/CARL%20EVANS%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Firefighter-Carl-Evans-talks-about-his-own-house-fire-experience.aspxFirefighter Carl Evans talks about his own house fire experienceOn-call Firefighter Carl Evans from Warsop recently had a house fire on Saturday 10 October at around 21:20 following a lithium-ion polymer (lipo) battery exploding in his garage.
Guidance to support a temporary change to a simultaneous evacuation strategy in purpose-built blocks of flatstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/evacuation%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Guidance-to-support-a-temporary-change-to-a-simultaneous-evacuation-strategy-in-purpose-built-blocks-of-flats.aspxGuidance to support a temporary change to a simultaneous evacuation strategy in purpose-built blocks of flatsFollowing extensive consultation, the National Fire Chiefs Council-led (NFCC) stakeholder group have updated the guidance on simultaneous evacuation and introduced some key changes.
New joint memorial garden for firefighters, police officers and staff who have lost their lives in servicetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Memorial%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/New-joint-memorial-garden-for-firefighters,-police-officers-and-staff-who-have-lost-their-lives-in-service.aspxNew joint memorial garden for firefighters, police officers and staff who have lost their lives in serviceA new joint memorial garden unveiled in honour of firefighters, police officers and staff who died serving the public in Nottinghamshire has been welcomed by families who have lost loved ones.
Pulp Friction stand up to hate crimetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/hate%20crime%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Pulp-Friction-stand-up-to-hate-crime.aspxPulp Friction stand up to hate crimeEvery year, thousands of people in Britain are affected by hate crime, and this week is to create awareness on these very personal attacks.
Emergency services urge you to not mess around with fireworkstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/fireworks%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Emergency-services-urge-you-to-not-mess-around-with-fireworks.aspxEmergency services urge you to not mess around with fireworksFollowing a recent rise of incidents caused by fireworks, emergency services want you to be safe ahead of bonfire night.

 

 

New joint memorial garden to police officers, firefighters and staff welcomed by families<a href="https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/about-us/Documents/NFRS%20IRMP.pdf?Web=1">New joint memorial garden to police officers, firefighters and staff welcomed by families<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/POiLmHU8oIg" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>NFRS Spotlight Videohttps://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Spotlight/DispForm.aspx?ID=17New joint memorial garden to police officers, firefighters and staff welcomed by families<img src="https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/SpotlightAssets/IRMP-COVER-2018-Spotlight.jpg"></a>

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Nottinghamshire's new "high" alert levelIn light of the new Covid-19 restrictions that have been announced for Nottinghamshire, we want you to know that we are here for you and will continue to carry out our core functions.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Nottinghamshire-new-high-alert-level.aspxNottinghamshire's new "high" alert level<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>In light of the new Covid-19 restrictions that have been announced for Nottinghamshire, we want you to know that we are here for you and will be carrying out our core functions, albeit with increased vigilance around social distancing in order to keep our staff and the public safe. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>There will be no change to the way in which we respond to emergencies, and we will carry on with our planned audits to Covid-secure business premises, and supporting the most vulnerable in our communities with Safe and Well Visits. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Like all of our partner organisations across the city and county, we have welcomed the new restrictions set out by the Government whereby different parts of England will be placed into ‘medium’, ‘high’ and ‘very high’ alert levels.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Both Nottingham city and the county have been placed into the ‘high’ level of risk category. Restrictions include not mixing with other households indoors. The rule of six still applies to those outdoors, where the risk of the virus spreading is deemed to be lower.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>This will be kept under constant review, and in particular in areas where the levels are particularly high. Businesses in the city and county will remain under the same restrictions which are already in place, which includes the 10pm curfew for pubs and bars.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: “Throughout the pandemic we have maintained our core functions in responding to incidents, protecting the most vulnerable in our society, supporting our partners such as East Midlands Ambulance Service, and helping out with the delivery of food and medication in our local communities. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“As we move into this next phase of the pandemic, we are constantly reviewing our Business Continuity Plans so that we can carry on providing the professional emergency service on which our communities depend. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“I would urge everyone to play their part and follow these new restrictions; support each other, look out for your neighbours and loved ones, particularly those who are older or vulnerable. We have to do all we can to stop the spread of Covid-19 and we can do this by working together to stick to the rules and following the guidelines.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>For more information on what the new restrictions mean for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire please visit <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/pm-commons-statement-on-coronavirus-12-october-2020">the Government website.</a></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
Heroic bystander saves property following chip pan fire in AshfieldGet out, stay out, call the fire service outhttps://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Heroic-bystander-saves-property-following-Chip-pan-fire-in-Ashfield.aspxHeroic bystander saves property following chip pan fire in Ashfield<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>On 30 September crews from Ashfield and Edwinstowe attended a chip pan fire at a home on Welbeck Street. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p> </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>A Grandma and her granddaughter we’re inside their property when they realised there was a lot of smoke coming from the kitchen, they immediately escaped their home and called for the Fire Service. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p> </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>A young cyclist was passing by when he saw the commotion and bravely entered the property removing the chip pan stopping the fire spreading to the rest of the property and then went on his way. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p> </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The crews arrived shortly after and extinguished the fire in the kitchen. The granddaughter was taken to hospital following smoke inhalation and grandma was checked over by the Ambulance Service. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p> </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Area Manager for Prevention and Protection, Damien West, said: “This is a timely reminder that we must remain alert whilst cooking and chip pans can often be dangerous due to the risk of hot oil catching fire. Never fill a pan more than one third full of oil and avoid leaving the pan unattended, this can help prevent future incidents like this occurring.  </p><p> </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“A thank you goes out to the bravery of the young man who risked his own life to save the home of the two women. If you we’re the heroic bystander please get in touch with the Service so we can pass on our gratitude. Although this was a heroic act we do advise people to remain outside in a safe area and to call 999 for our Firefighters to put out the fire.” </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
Fire and Ambulance crews mark positive response to partnership during the pandemicFirefighters from Nottinghamshire who volunteered to work alongside Urgent Care crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) during the coronavirus pandemic responded to approximately 400 incidents in just under four months. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Fire-and-Ambulance-crews-mark-positive-response-to-partnership-during-the-pandemic.aspxFire and Ambulance crews mark positive response to partnership during the pandemic<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Firefighters from Nottinghamshire who volunteered to work alongside Urgent Care crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) during the coronavirus pandemic responded to approximately 400 incidents in just under four months. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Twelve firefighters from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), including some from the Service’s Prevention department, training department and on-call section, volunteered to carry out tasks such as driving and assisting in the safe moving and handling of patients.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Between April and the end of July this year, the NFRS volunteers completed 96 shifts of up to 12-hours with EMAS. After reporting for duty at one of several ambulance hubs in Nottinghamshire, they would partner up with an EMAS Urgent Care colleague to respond to incidents across the county. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Typical tasks included driving urgent care vehicles, administering first aid and supporting the EMAS crew in ensuring patients receive the care they need at home or on their way to hospital.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>To mark the success of the partnership, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and EMAS have joined forces to put together a video showcasing some of the benefits and achievements of the recent joint working.  </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Firefighter Craig Langton, who works in NFRS’s Persons at Risk team, said: “It’s been a privilege to work so closely alongside our EMAS colleagues, particularly during the recent challenges of Covid and how that has impacted on everyone. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“We did receive some training so we could get used to EMAS’ equipment and vehicles and their ways of working, but I’ve learnt so much more from working with them. It’s made me challenge and push myself, and I have so much respect for what they do on a daily basis.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“As I work in the Prevention team, a lot of our work such as going out to schools and visiting people in their homes was put on hold because the coronavirus, so for me, volunteering was the right thing to do and I’ve enjoyed every minute.”   </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The volunteering formed part of an agreement in which staff from the six fire and rescue services across the East Midlands region worked alongside EMAS. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>General Manager for the Nottinghamshire Division of EMAS, Greg Cox said: “Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have supported our response to the pandemic as our services anticipated an increase in demand.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“As a result of this collaboration, our frontline members of staff have been able to continue to respond to patients and ultimately help save lives.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“This scheme has strengthened our already established working relationships with our fire colleagues.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>NFRS Group Manager Andy Macey, who has been co-ordinating the volunteering, said: “Firefighters and ambulance crews are used to working closely together at a wide range of incidents, but what we have witnessed in recent months has called for a different approach to supporting our partners. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“The devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic has made it even more important than ever that we stand together and support each other – although we are different services our aim is exactly the same, to serve the public and to keep people as safe as possible.  </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“The partnership with EMAS has enabled us to utilise the training and skills of our firefighters to support our Urgent Care colleagues in a positive and practical way; this has not only assisted them in their response to Covid-19, but has further strengthened our mutual respect and understanding for each other’s work. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“I am pleased we have had this opportunity to work closely together and I very much hope there will be more opportunities to support our partners in times of need in the future.”</p><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/hOj7ryh6Oys" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

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