NFRS mourns Prince Philiptext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="Condolences banner" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Images/Condolence_banner.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Prince-Philip.aspxNFRS mourns Prince PhilipStatement from Chief Fire Officer
A message from our Chief Fire Officer this Ramadantext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Ramadan%20_Iftars_Graphic_banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/A-message-from-our-Chief-Fire-Officer-this-Ramadan.aspxA message from our Chief Fire Officer this RamadanToday Muslims around the world and in Nottinghamshire will be marking the start of 30 days of fasting as part of Ramadan.
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Hucknall Firefighters going above and beyond once againtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Hucknall%20deliveries%20external.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Hucknall-Firefighters-going-above-and-beyond-once-again.aspxHucknall Firefighters going above and beyond once againFirefighters from Hucknall Fire Station have teamed up with a local food bank ‘Under one roof’ to restart Hucknall Donates.
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Ashfield Fire Station get an 'Egg-celent' surpriseAshfield Fire Station have received a generous donation of 70 Easter eggs, in which they have donated to Bracken Hill School in Kirkby In Ashfield.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Ashfield-Fire-Station-get-an-'Egg-celent'-surprise.aspxAshfield Fire Station get an 'Egg-celent' surprise<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Ashfield Fire Station have received a generous donation of 70 Easter eggs, in which they have donated to Bracken Hill School in Kirkby In Ashfield.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The Easter eggs came from Dawn Cockerill, who received the Easter eggs instead of a money donation for her sponsored ‘steps’ challenge.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>She had challenged herself to complete at least 5,000 steps a day for the duration of February.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Dawn had a total of 183 Easter eggs donated, and has distributed them to key worker organisations to thank them for their work throughout the pandemic.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Dawn said: “I chose this challenge as I am a keyworker myself and thought it would be nice to show how much we appreciate the work that keyworkers have done this past year and continue to do.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“I chose to donate the eggs to keyworkers that were local to me. I feel the Firefighters at Ashfield and around Nottinghamshire possibly do not always get the recognition that they deserve.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Watch Manager at Ashfield Fire Station, Gary Wilson, said: “We are delighted to have received these Easter eggs from Dawn and want to thank her for choosing us. It is great to see the Service being recognised for its hard work.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“As much as we love chocolate, we decided to give the eggs to Bracken Hill School. We thought the children deserved a treat, and hopefully it brought a smile to their faces.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Head Teacher at Bracken Hill School, Mrs Askham, said: “The children at Bracken Hill have been absolute superstars throughout the whole of the pandemic; continuing to work hard, both at home and in school, despite the huge changes to their routines. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“I have been so proud of them, and I cannot thank Dawn Cockerill and Ashfield Fire Station enough for so kindly donating these eggs to our pupils.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“We really appreciate the support we receive locally, and I know the children will enjoy tucking into the eggs over the holidays!”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
Tri-service launch Communication Guide to advance communication with Deaf Service usersAs part of the Tri-Service commitment between Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, all three Services have teamed up to launch a Communication Guide.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Tri-service-launch-Communication-Guide-to-advance-communication-with-Deaf-Service-users.aspxTri-service launch Communication Guide to advance communication with Deaf Service users<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">As part of the Tri-Service commitment between Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, all three Services have teamed up to launch a Communication Guide to support conversations between Firefighters and the Deaf community under the British Deaf Association’s British Sign Language (BSL) Charter.</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">This document has been designed predominantly for use at emergencies or incidents when firefighters and other fire service personnel are communicating with Deaf people or people who may experience speech difficulties. The guide aims to provide a point of reference for sharing key information. This may include if someone’s in pain or where an incident happened. </span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">Having this guide available to our crews to use at incidents provides a great benefit, as it can assist with communication allowing crews to respond swiftly to ensure individual and public safety. </span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">Printed copies of the guide will be provided to incident commanders, prevention staff and will be kept on appliances.</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">Bryn Coleman, Area Manager of Protection and Prevention at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, said “I am very proud to see the introduction of this communication guide as part of the Service’s commitment to disability equality, it is very positive to assist the Service in communicating with Deaf Service users and those with speech difficulties.</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">“Working in collaboration with Derbyshire and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s to create this document both signifies all our commitments and provides a standard across all three services.”</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">Derbyshire’s Group Manager of Prevention and Inclusion, Kev Page, added: “We’re delighted to be able to collaborate with our neighboring Services on such a valuable tool as part of the Tri-Service commitment. As a Service, we’re always working on ways we can represent and communicate with every member of our community to ensure we can provide the best support possible when they’re in need.” </span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>K<span lang="EN-US">arl Bowden, Area Manager Community Risk at Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, added: “For those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing and those with speech difficulties, there is never a ‘one size fits all’ method of communication. That’s why I’m really pleased with the production of this communication guide. The methods in the guide – such as the printed alphabet and numbers - will help us to ensure that we can communicate in a way which is inclusive and considerate of the needs of our diverse communities, helping to promote equality across the board.”</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">If you have any enquiries, you can use the text facilities available for your local Fire and Rescue Service.</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service: 07766 299 999</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service: 07860 063686</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">Please note, these numbers are not to be used in case of emergencies. To report a fire and other emergencies you need to first text ‘register’ to 999 and follow the instructions received on your phone. Once registered you will be able to use the emergency SMS service.</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p><span lang="EN-US">For more information on helping the deaf, hard of hearing and speech imapired make emergency calls, click <a href="https://www.relayuk.bt.com/how-to-use-relay-uk/contact-999-using-relay-uk.html?s_cid=relay_furls_emergencysms">here</a>.</span></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
EMAS extension until end of AprilArrangements have now been put in place for this support to continue until 30 April 2021. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/EMAS-extension-until-end-of-April.aspxEMAS extension until end of April<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>In March 2020, volunteers from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) stepped up to assist East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) with support for its Urgent Care function. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Since then, those volunteers have completed 373 shifts with EMAS and have transported 1,239 patients.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Arrangements have now been put in place for this support to continue until 30 April 2021. NFRS is delighted to be able to continue to assist EMAS to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.</p><p>You can watch the YouTube video below to see what our volunteers have been doing to support EMAS through these challenging times.</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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