Dealing with Dyslexiatext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/disability%20history%20month%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Dealing-with-Dyslexia.aspxDealing with DyslexiaDisability History Month takes place from Wednesday 18 November until Friday 18 December.
A warning on why Lithium Batteries can catch firetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/battery%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/A-warning-on-why-Lithium-Batteries-can-catch-fire.aspxA warning on why Lithium Batteries can catch fireWith many products found in the home now being battery operated, we want to highlight the safe use, charging and disposal of batteries.
Transfer of FPS Pension Administrator Servicetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Mansfield%20fire.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Transfer-of-FPS-Pension-Administration-Service.aspxTransfer of FPS Pension Administrator ServiceWe wish to inform you of the transfer of service of Pension Administration for all Fire Pension Schemes in respect of Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire Authority.
End of lockdown advice for your businesstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Business_Safety_Banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/End-of-lockdown-advice-for-your-business.aspxEnd of lockdown advice for your businessAs we look forward to coming out of the second lockdown, businesses are preparing to open their doors once again.
Emergency services deliver fraud advice during lockdowntext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Parcels%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Emergency-services-deliver-fraud-advice-during-lockdown-.aspxEmergency services deliver fraud advice during lockdownNottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire Rescue Service are going above and beyond to support the local community by food and pharmacy parcels, along with fraud scam leaflets following an increase in reports.
Sharp fall in deliberate fires following campaign in Harworthtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/EXTERNAL%20BANNER%20(1).png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Sharp-fall-in-deliberate-fires-following-campaign-in-Harworth.aspxSharp fall in deliberate fires following campaign in HarworthA campaign tackling deliberate fires in Harworth this year has resulted in a sharp drop in the number of fires in the area.

 

 

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Assaults on emergency workersPenalties to double for assaulting emergency workershttps://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Assaults-on-emergency-workers.aspxAssaults on emergency workers<p>​Sadly, during the coronavirus pandemic, assaults on emergency workers have been increasing, so we welcome Government plans to double the penalty for these assaults.</p><p>The Lord Chancellor, Robert Buckland QC, wrote to fire services on Thursday (19 November) to formally notify them that legislation will be enacted in the near future to increase the maximum penalty from one year to two for minor assaults.  More serious assaults already attract sentences under laws relating to crimes such as grievous bodily harm.</p><p>Most people respect our employees and support our work to keep our communities safe, but there are some people who actively try to prevent firefighters doing their job or even attack them.  We will not tolerate this behaviour and will do all we can to keep our employees safe. </p>
Fire Authority meeting on Friday 27 NovemberFire and Rescue Authority will meet on Friday 27 Novemberhttps://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Fire-Authority-meeting-on-Friday-27-November.aspxFire Authority meeting on Friday 27 November<p> Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority will meet at 10.30am on Friday 27 November through Zoom and the video will be available on YouTube afterwards </p><p>You will be able to watch the meeting <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt4VuYp8JJJvXCLRmSRJ1mw/featured">here</a>.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The agenda and reports can be viewed <a href="https://committee.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=224&MId=8643&Ver=4">here</a> now.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Changes have had to be made this year to how public meetings are conducted and the Government has temporarily removed the legal requirement for them to be held in person.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
Electrical fire causes devastation for businessCrews from East Leake, West Bridgford and London Road attended a fire, with assistance from Shepshed Fire Station (Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service).https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Electrical-fire-causes-devastation-for-business.aspxElectrical fire causes devastation for business<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Crews from East Leake, West Bridgford and London Road attended a fire, with assistance from Shepshed Fire Station (Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service).</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The fire was in a single-storey building on Main Street, Keyworth at 19:19 on Tuesday 10 November 2020. Two hose reel’s (HR), four Breathing Apparatus (BA) and one short extension was used to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire has been deemed electrical.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Group Manager, Phil Revill, said: “This incident shows you that electrical fires do occur. Although we cannot identify the exact cause of this incident, we want to prevent them from happening, so please follow our general electrical safety advice. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“Do not overload your sockets, as they can overheat and cause fires, and please check all leads are undamaged before use.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“We are also a society of portable appliance users that require us to charge the batteries. You should check the condition of both the battery and chargers, and monitor them for signs of damage and excessive heating during their operation.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“If you are a business and your premises are closed due to lockdown, ensure all electrical items are switched off and unplugged before leaving.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“Our hearts go out to the business affected from this terrible incident.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The building has been identified as a local business called Cousins Collective, who create and sell tattoo inspired embroidered unisex clothing and accessories. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Business owner, Ellie Mortimer-Gill, said: “I am pretty devastated and shocked by the fire as everything that I have worked towards for the past four years was burnt to the ground. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“I have lost my studio, as well as three embroidery machines, a sewing machine, printers, computers and countless amounts of stock. I have now set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for me to start my business up again as I still have orders that need to go out.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“I want to thank the fire service for their help on Tuesday night, they were amazing and I cannot thank them enough.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

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