New regulations for high-rise buildings will improve fire safetytext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Emergency_Exit.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/High-rise-planning-regulations.aspxNew regulations for high-rise buildings will improve fire safetyNFRS welcomes regulations
Partnership with The Pythian Clubtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2021/PythianClub.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Partnership-with-The-Pythian-Club.aspxPartnership with The Pythian ClubStockhill's support helps develop and empower young people in Nottinghamshire.
Successful mud rescue with the help from what3wordstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2021/What3Words.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Successful-mud-rescue-with-the-help-from-what3words.aspxSuccessful mud rescue with the help from what3wordsOn 20 July, crews from Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service were mobilised to reports of a person stuck in mud.
High rise fire deemed accidentaltext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2021/Hyson%20Green%20Fire.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/High-rise-fire-deemed-accidental.aspxHigh rise fire deemed accidentalOn Saturday 24 July at 5:39am we were called to reports a fire in a high-rise block of flats.
Grenfell grant buys life-saving smoke curtains for NFRStext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="Firefighter demonstrating a smoke curtain" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Images/Smoke_curtain_banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Smoke-curtains.aspxGrenfell grant buys life-saving smoke curtains for NFRSEquipment for high-rise buildings
Hyson Green door knock shows importance of checking smoke alarmstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2021/Birkin%20Avenue.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Hyson-Green-door-knock.aspxHyson Green door knock shows importance of checking smoke alarmsAround 15 smoke alarms were fitted during the session, to replace outdated batteries or install as new where none existed.

 

 

Ground breaking for new Worksop Fire StationGround breaking for new Worksop Fire Station<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/blBCWOrNA6o" title="YouTube video player" 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=20Ground breaking for new Worksop Fire Station

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Elderly man rescued from canal89-year-old rescued uninjuredhttps://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Elderly-man-rescued-from-canal-rescue.aspxElderly man rescued from canal<p>An 89-year-old man has been rescued from a canal after losing control of his mobility scooter and plunging into the water.</p><p>Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Nottinghamshire Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service were called to a stretch of the Nottingham Canal near Cossall on Thursday 15 July.  It is believed the man had been standing in the water for around 30 minutes before two members of the public spotted him and called 999.</p><p>The man, who was not injured, was helped from the water by firefighters and taken to hospital as a precaution.</p><p><span aria-hidden="true"></span>NFRS Incident Commander Simon Lilley said: “This incident could have had tragic consequences.  He’d been in the water for half an hour before, luckily, two passers-by came across him and called it in, so we’d like to thank them.  Thankfully, the gentleman was uninjured.  This was largely due to the swift action of the different emergency services and the ability we have to work together.  Only the day before, NFRS ran a large water rescue exercise with some of our partner agencies to make sure we keep on top of the skills needed for such incidents.”</p><p>Sergeant Keith Parkes of Nottinghamshire Police attended the scene.  He said: “Clearly we were extremely concerned for this gentleman’s welfare and devoted significant resources to finding him as quickly as possible.  Thanks to some excellent joint working from all three emergency services, he was soon located and rescued from the canal.  Luckily, he landed in a standing position and was not seriously injured during his ordeal.  I am sure I speak for everyone involved when I send him our very best wishes for the future.”</p><p>Wendy Bainbridge, Ambulance Operations Manager for the Nottinghamshire Division of East Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “It is always a pleasure to work alongside our colleagues from the other blue light services to ensure the health and wellbeing of our patient.  We are pleased to hear that it was a positive outcome for the gentleman and that, following an initial assessment on scene, he was able to recover in the comfort of his own home.”</p>
Partnership working during Newark water safety exerciseFirefighters from Newark along with their rescue boat, Southwell and Collingham Fire Station took part in a district exercise today (Wednesday 14 July) along the River Trent at Newark Castle.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Partnership-working-during-exercise.aspxPartnership working during Newark water safety exercise<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Firefighters from Newark along with their rescue boat, Southwell and Collingham Fire Station took part in a district exercise today (Wednesday 14 July) along the River Trent at Newark Castle.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service provided a crew with an additional boat, and Nottinghamshire Police were also working with us throughout the day.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Exercise ‘Castle’ saw the Crews mobilised to a report of smoke coming off a boat, with persons seen on the boat and in the water. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>As part of the exercise, Crews rescued ten casualties in total – two from the boat and a further eight from the water. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The exercise was not only to demonstrate and develop our cross-border working, but it was also to test our response to water rescues.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>District Manager, Leigh Holmes, said: “Exercises like this one help operational personnel prepare for any real incidents that may come in. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“As well as this exercise helping us develop our cross-border working, it helped our Joint Fire Control room to manage radio traffic from a water rescue incident.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“Everyone who took part in today’s exercise demonstrated great teamwork and showed that we are ready and competent for any future incidents that may come in.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“We would like to thank Nottinghamshire Police for their full support in today’s training. We regularly work with our partners in training exercises and real emergency incidents, and hopefully our communities within Nottinghamshire have trust in us to continue to keep them safe.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“We would also like to thank the boat owners for allowing us to make this exercise as real as possible.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“Throughout the summer we are urging people to stay safe around water. If you see anyone in danger in water, please do not go in after them. Call 999 and encourage the casualty to swim.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Newark Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Charlotte Allardice said: “Thankfully such scenarios in real life like the one today are extremely rare, but we need to be prepared for any eventuality as emergency services.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“That is why we are grateful to work with our colleagues in the fire service to allow our officers the experience of being involved in realistic training exercises like this in preparation for major incidents should they happen within Nottinghamshire.  </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p> “It is hugely important we run these exercises so that the public can feel confident in the way police and fire work together to save lives and keep the public safe at times when such incidents are thrust upon us.” </p>
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service celebrates staff contribution to Covid-19 responseThe Service's efforts have been praised by both external and internal stakeholders.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/NFRS-celebrates-staff-contribution-to-Covid-19-response.aspxNottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service celebrates staff contribution to Covid-19 responseFrom 15 January, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) was part of an important joint Covid-19 community testing programme between the City and County Public Health Departments.<br><br>Directors of Public Health (City and County) have praised NFRS’ involvement as invaluable, stating that there would not have been the same successes in such a short period of time without the Service.<br><br>Our support team focused on the delivery of the Community Testing Programme, the asymptomatic testing of the public. However, teams also led on surge testing operations in Nottingham, and the targeted testing of symptomatic persons across the county.<br><br>Overall, NFRS staff completed 1,096 tests, trained 294 clinical test operatives and built 22 mass testing sites. However, the true testament to our involvement is that the Community Testing Programme has tested 81,858 people countywide.<br><br>Feedback from one site included: “It was an easy process, nice and quiet, signposted really well and [we] didn’t feel at risk at all”. <div><br></div><div>Another said: “everything was explained well, we are very impressed”.<br><br>While still running the community testing programme, we also responded to a major incident in the city centre, running surge testing for two weeks. The NFRS Covid Support team trained 416 people to undertake doorstep testing. We deployed 96 additional personnel to support surge testing, completing 1,006 tests of 2,424 in total - 41.5% of all tests.<br><br>Public Health’s expectations were a 20% success rate for doorstep testing – NFRS achieved 70%.<br><br>The Service’s efforts have successfully identified and suppressed Covid-19 within our communities, informing individuals who might have unknowingly infected others to isolate. This provided more time for the elderly and vulnerable to receive their full vaccination, reducing hospitalisations and deaths.<br><br>Consultant in Public Health from Nottingham City Council, Mandy Clarkson, congratulated the NFRS team: <div><br></div><div>“Thank you for coming together, pushing through despite the odds and the obstacles, and always looking for the sensible pragmatic way through to protect and enable our residents through this difficult time.”<br><br>The NFRS team modelled its behaviours on the Service Values and were successful in creating an inclusive and open workplace, which was commented upon by the Council’s Programme Director for Covid Response, Roz Howie:<br><br>“They are professional, create a values-driven culture, are always happy to help and have driven high consistent standards throughout all of our sites. They have an amazing can-do attitude, and nothing seems to faze them. Great team.” <br><br>Group Manager Andy Macey who has co-ordinated the Service’s support for partner organisations during the pandemic said:<br><br>“I cannot praise enough the Asymptomatic Testing teams hard work, dedication, flexibility and conduct.  The team members have been a credit to the Service, great ambassadors and showcased the best NFRS can offer our partners.”<br></div></div>

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