Fire crews tackle training exercise in commercial warehousetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2018/AS20180222-Exercise-Emma-edited-for-web.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> crews tackle training exercise in commercial warehouseFirefighters from Ashfield, Hucknall and Alfreton took part in a training exercise inside a vast commerical warehouse involving three casualties.
Crews visit Carlton Academy to educate pupils on road safetytext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="An image of pupils viewing an extrication demonstration at Carlton Academy" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2018/Carlton-Academy-Visit-for-Website.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> visit Carlton Academy to educate pupils on road safetyFirefighters from Carlton visited the Carlton Academy this month to educate Year 11 pupils.
Combined Fire Authority approves proposals to introduce new crewing model at Ashfield and Retford Fire Stationstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Badge.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Fire Authority approves proposals to introduce new crewing model at Ashfield and Retford Fire StationsProposals to introduce a Mixed Crewing model at Ashfield and Retford Fire Stations have today, Friday 16 February, been approved by the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority.
Bingham Fire Station bags award for clothes collectiontext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2018/Bingham-Textile-Collection-saved-for-website.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Fire Station bags award for clothes collectionThe team at Bingham Fire Station collected 1,680kg of clothes for the Fire Fighters Charity "Bag it and Bank it" Championship.
Firefighters to tackle 50 mile walk for colleague in need Karen Landtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2018/AS20171103-RDST-317-50---Land-RESIZED.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> to tackle 50 mile walk for colleague in need Karen Land​Two firefighters are taking on the challenge of a 50 mile walk to raise money for their colleague Karen Land who has been given just three months left to live.
NFRS honoured with train naming ceremonytext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2018/AS20180212-Train-naming-ceremony-for-website.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> honoured with train naming ceremonyNottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and British Transport Police Nottingham are to be honoured at a special train naming ceremony by East Midlands Trains on Monday 12 February.



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Warning after man dies accidentally from exposure to a naked flame​A naked flame from a cigarette lighter was the most likely cause of a fire that led to the death of a Nottingham man, an inquest heard. after man dies accidentally from exposure to a naked flame<p>​A naked flame from a cigarette lighter was the most likely cause of a fire that led to the death of a Nottingham man, an inquest heard.</p><p>Senior Coroner, Miss Mairin Casey, ruled that Mr Dale Woodward, of Scarcliffe Street, Mansfield died of burns and inhalation of fumes during a fire which took place at his home last year.</p><p>The fire in question happened on Saturday 16 September, and saw fire crews from Mansfield, Blidworth and Ashfield attend.</p><p>At Tuesday’s inquest (6th February), the court heard that the cause of the fire was the ignition of clothing worn by Mr Woodward, most probably from the flame produced by a cigarette lighter.</p><p>It is understood that Mr Woodward had been drinking before the incident, with the post mortem showing that he was more than double over the drink drive limit.</p><p>Concluding, Miss Mairin Casey added: “It’s clear that in this case Mr Woodward had been drinking and due to the level of alcohol which he had taken, his judgement and reaction time may have been impaired. It is a stark reminder to everyone to remain vigilant and alert to hazards within our own home after we’ve been drinking.</p><p>“This is a very tragic case and I share my condolences with Mr Woodward’s friends and family.</p><p>Station Manager Tom Clark, who leads the Service’s Fire Investigation team, and was also lead investigator in this case said: “Our thoughts are with Mr Woodward’s family and friends.</p><p>“We are not suggesting for one minute that people shouldn’t enjoy having a drink within their own home, however as highlighted by this case there is the potential for things to go wrong – and in this instance the consequences were tragic. It is worth bearing in mind that when your attention stops – fire can start.</p><p>“It would appear that Mr Woodward was potentially distracted in this instance. We want you to enjoy yourselves and ask that you do so safely. </p><p>“Similarly, if you return home from a night out refrain from trying to cook any food as there is an increased potential for you to become distracted and a fire to start.”</p>
Urgent reminder to refresh safety routine following fireHow often do you leave your tumble dryer on whilst you sleep? reminder to refresh safety routine following fire<p>​How often do you leave your tumble dryer on whilst you sleep?</p><p>Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is urging residents to put the risk of fire to bed by ensuring that white goods like tumble dryers are not left running overnight, following a serious house fire. </p><p>The fire, which left a family-of-three trapped upstairs in their home, has also prompted a reminder to fit and test smoke alarms, close internal doors overnight, as well as making sure that you are aware of any recall notices for your white goods. </p><p>Crews from Arnold, Stockhill and Carlton were called to a house on Calverton Road in Arnold at 00:23am on Sunday (28 January) where the tumble dryer had caught fire – which then spread along with smoke due to some of the downstairs internal doors being open. </p><p>Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation (PPV) fan to extinguish the fire, after the family had been rescued by a brave neighbour who heard shouts for help from inside.  </p><p>Station Manager Jonathan Holford attended the incident, and said: "This incident had the potential to have more serious consequences, and the family are lucky to be alive thanks to their neighbour. </p><p>"Never wait for the smell of smoke to wake you up and always buy yourself time to safely exit your property in the event of a fire by installing smoke alarms and testing them regularly. </p><p>"You might think that we as a Service talk a lot about smoke alarms, but I cannot stress enough that such a simple measure can save your life and those of your loved ones."</p><p>Jonathan added that there are plenty of things you can do yourself to make sure that you are as safe from fire as possible. </p><p>"In this case, the fire was caused by a tumble dryer, and while we would never recommend leaving these on overnight or unattended in general, it is also important to check for any recalls on your white goods which could mean that they are at risk of fault, or even fire," Jonathan said. </p><p>"It could be that you have had a letter from the manufacturer of your appliance, and if this is the case, I would urge you to take action as soon as possible. We would always advise you to follow the advice of the manufacturer, and alternatively, you can check on their website for the latest recalls. When was the last time you did this? If you take just five minutes to do this today, you can ensure that you are keeping your household safe."</p>
Service launches new children's educational tool - SparktonNFRS has launched a new online educational game aimed at bringing fire and road safety to life for young children across Nottinghamshire. launches new children's educational tool - Sparkton<p>​NFRS has launched a new online educational game aimed at bringing fire and road safety to life for young children across Nottinghamshire.                             </p><div class="nfrs-newsarticle-content"><div aria-labelledby="ctl00_PlaceHolderMain_ctl07_label" style="display:inline;"><p>​The concept was originally developed by Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service but a number of other services have been involved in the development of Sparkton - taking a collaborative approach to make it cheaper for each Service involved. </p><p>These include Cambridgeshire, Leicester, Hampshire and all three services in Wales.</p><p>At NFRS the project has been developed by the Education Team and includes interactive games and quizzes on a number of topics including road, water and fire safety.</p><p>Educational presentations are also available to download.</p><p>Alex Skennerton, who works as part of the Corporate Communications Team and has been working with Education on the project, said: "Sparkton is an excellent resource that will do a lot to inform young people about how to keep themselves safe and also learn about the important work the Service does.</p><p>"Sparkton is not only a great example of collaboration, but it's an platform which we will able to expand and build upon. For example, around an event like Bonfire Night, there's a lot of potential to create content which focuses on firework safety.</p><p>The game is available to play on the Service website and works both on desktop computers as well as mobile phones and tablets.</p><p>Click <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=80212b46-bd34-44df-aae9-21548488d16b&TermSetId=006b4980-d317-4300-a4cd-f680573ed2fe&TermId=a160ccf7-9414-424e-9a9b-e2bf96a2c8d3"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">here</font></span></a> to play the game!</p></div></div>

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DispForm.aspx<p>​Crews from Newark were called to the scene of a chemical spillage on the A1 near Carlton on Trent.</p><p>1,500 litres of Ferric Sulphate was spilled onto the road.</p><p>Firefighters contained the spill using earth before the arrival of an industrial cleaner.</p><p>The incident had been dealt with by 11.13am.</p>Great North Road A1, near Carlton on TrentSpillage21/02/2018 06:00:00
DispForm.aspx<p>Crews from Worksop were the first on the scene, at approximately 12:30am. The fire, which is believed to have started on the second floor, spread through the three floors above up to the roof.</p><p>Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reel jets to tackle the fire and bring it under control. </p><p>No one was injured.</p><p>The fire was completely out by 3.52pm, although the incident had been scaled down by this point and had been under control since the morning.</p><p>Over the course of the fire 18 appliances attended the scene from across the county including the Command Support Vehicle and the Aerial Ladder Platform.</p><p>There was significant smoke damage caused to the property, which was in the process of being renovated.​</p>Mansfield Road, WorksopFire20/02/2018 00:10:00
DispForm.aspx<p>Crews from Ashfield attended the scene of a collision between a car and a lamppost. </p><p>One man was rescued using hydraulic cutting gear and seen to by paramedics.</p><p>Another woman had managed to get out of the car before crews had arrived.</p><p>The incident had been dealt with by 6.51pm.</p><p> </p>Priestic Road, Sutton in AshfieldRoad Traffic Collision19/02/2018 17:55:00

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