Next generation of firefighters pass out from trainingtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/Pass-Out-WEB-BANNER.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Next-generation-of-firefighters-pass-out-from-training.aspxNext generation of firefighters pass out from trainingThey have come from all walks of life. Some have served the public in different organisations, in the Armed Forces, as Teachers or within the police force. They now all have one thing in common. They are all firefighters.
Incidents over weekend prompt tumble dryer safety remindertext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2018/20190318_143702EDIT.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Incidents-over-weekend-prompt-tumble-dryer-safety-reminder.aspxIncidents over weekend prompt tumble dryer safety reminderDid you know that you checking your tumble dryer for a build-up of fluff could help you to reduce the risk of fire in your home?
Give your car a spring clean at charity car washestext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2018/cleaning-791542_1920-website.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Give-your-car-a-spring-clean-at-charity-car-washes.aspxGive your car a spring clean at charity car washesFire stations across Nottinghamshire will be hosting car washes this month to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity.
Chief Fire Officer John Buckley pays tribute to Firefighter 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;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/NFRS-release-statement-following-the-passing-of-Firefighter-Karen-Land.aspxChief Fire Officer John Buckley pays tribute to Firefighter Karen LandChief Fire Officer John Buckley has issued a statement on behalf of NFRS regarding the sad passing of Karen Land.
All sirens go for new joint Police and Fire HQtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Lights.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/All-sirens-go-for-new-joint-Police-and-Fire-HQ.aspxAll sirens go for new joint Police and Fire HQAn ambitious project creating a new combined police and fire headquarters in Nottinghamshire is moving full steam ahead, it can be revealed.
Crews scale heights and go underground for rescue trainingtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2018/Crane-Exercise.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Crews-scale-heights-and-go-under-ground-for-rescue-training.aspxCrews scale heights and go underground for rescue training​Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has been working in partnership with Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson, using tunnels beneath Nottingham Castle and scaling tower cranes at the University of Nottingham for rescue training.

 

 

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Register your appliance today!Take a few minutes today to register your household appliances.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/NFRS-supports-Register-Your-Appliance-Day.aspxRegister your appliance today!<p>​Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is keen to remind local residents to take a few minutes on <a href="https://www.registermyappliance.org.uk/" style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>www.registermyappliance.org.uk</strong></a> to register large appliances they rely on every day to handle essential chores, chill food and cook for their families.    </p><p>With less than a third of these large white goods registered when they were purchased (average 31% ), many leading manufacturers are offering prize draws or incentives to encourage owners to get their older fridges, freezers, washing machines, dryers and cooking appliances on record, in case a safety repair is ever needed.  </p><p>New research published today by the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) has specifically looked at multiple-ownership asking where one, or up to four, of each type of appliance is in use in homes. As we don’t necessarily de-commission an old appliance when we buy a new one, this has permitted revised and more accurate estimates of the vast number of large white goods currently running in GB households.  </p><p>We have become so reliant on our freezers, perhaps because they offer us the benefits of faster home cooking and less food waste, that over 2 million  are now owned by four-freezer households.  If you are wondering who has the space, nearly one third (29%) of these households keep a freezer in the garage or shed.</p><p>The Register My Appliance web portal, is a safety initiative designed by AMDEA to make it quicker and easier to register over sixty leading brands of appliances, directly with the manufacturer. Recognising the lack of ownership information on many older products, the majority of brands offer registration of products up to at least twelve years old.</p><p><img alt="29084-RMA_Twitter_image_tumbledryer_fact_FINAL_165823.jpg" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Pages/NFRS-supports-Register-Your-Appliance-Day/29084-RMA_Twitter_image_tumbledryer_fact_FINAL_165823.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>However, two thirds (67%) of people have never registered an older appliance that they may have bought a couple of years ago, found in their homes when they moved in, were given by family or friends, or bought second-hand.  </p><p>Head of Prevention at NFRS, Andy Macey said: “We know that appliances are kept for many years and very few people realise that they can register older models. These are the products that are most difficult to trace if a safety repair is ever needed and only their current owners can let manufacturers know that they have them.”  </p><p>In a small number of cases, manufacturers may identify problems with a model once the product has been in use for some time. They then need to contact owners to get the fault corrected as quickly as possible. Normally a quick in-home fix by a qualified technician will remove any risk, but it can be very difficult to trace customers, particularly if they purchased some time ago.</p><p>When respondents considered a list of nine actions that they ever take to ensure the safety of their home, making sure appliances are registered with the manufacturer rubbed along the bottom, at number eight, second only to using security cameras. </p><p>NRS hope to help the local community understand why getting their appliances on record is a New Year’s resolution worth keeping.</p>
Naked flame caused death of Bilborough manA fire which caused the death of a Bilborough man was most likely caused by a naked flame which ignited clothing, an inquest heard.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Naked-flame-caused-death-of-Bilborough-man.aspxNaked flame caused death of Bilborough man<p>​A fire which caused the death of a Bilborough man was most likely caused by a naked flame which ignited clothing, an inquest heard on Thursday 17 January. </p><p>HM Assistant Coroner for Nottinghamshire Ms Tanya Rawden, found that Mr Simon Barber, 49, of Monkton Drive, Bilborough, had died from smoke inhalation following the fire at his home on 18 July 2018. </p><p>Mr Barber, who was a regular smoker, is thought to have accidentally dropped a lit match onto his clothing, which then ignited.</p><p>Crews from Stockhill, Highfields and a Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service appliance from Ilkeston attended the scene of the fire after the alarm was raised by a smoke alarm linked to the Nottingham On-Call Service at 17.42pm.</p><p>The court heard that Mr Barber suffered from Multiple Sclerosis (MS) which left him wheelchair-bound with limited mobility. He received visits from carers four times a day.</p><p>Returning her narrative conclusion, Ms Tanya Rawden said Mr Barber died from smoke inhalation, most probably caused by the naked flame of a match which was accidentally dropped whilst he was lighting a cigarette. </p><p>Following the inquest, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) would like to highlight the Service’s Safe and Well visit programme to help prevent fires like this in the future.</p><p>Group Manager, Tom Archer said: “Firstly I wish to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Mr Barber at this very difficult time. </p><p>“This case highlights how one naked flame could be lethal – that is why we advise that if you or your family know someone who smokes regularly, to ensure they have a safe means of extinguishing their matches and advise them to not smoke in bed.</p><p>“At Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, we have what is known as a CHARLIE profile to identify people in the community who are most at risk of fire.”</p><p>The CHARLIE profile stands for care and support needs, hoarding and mental health issues, alcohol and medication, reduced mobility, living alone, inappropriate smoking and elderly.</p><p>“If you know someone who displays one or more of these characteristics, I would urge you to get in touch with us for a free Safe and Well Check by calling 0800 022 3235 or through our website www.notts-fire.gov.uk,” added Mr Archer.</p><p>Safe and Well visits take approximately an hour and involve firefighters, or members of our Prevention team, visiting your home to offer advice on how to make your home safer and what to do if you're trapped by fire.</p><p>They will also fit free smoke alarms if required and give advice and offer referrals to other services such as smoking cessation and alcohol services if you are happy for us to do so.</p>
NFRS recognised as one of UK's most LGBT-inclusive employersNottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has been recognised by Stonewall as one of the top 100 LGBT inclusive employers in the UK. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/NFRS-celebrates-entry-into-Stonewall-Top-100-LGBT-inclusive-employers-2019-list.aspxNFRS recognised as one of UK's most LGBT-inclusive employers<p>Nottinghamshire​ire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has been recognised by Stonewall as one of the top 100 LGBT inclusive employers in the UK. </p><p>With a score of 107 points out of 200, NFRS achieved a ranking of 99th in the index, which this year saw 445 employers from across the public and private sectors submitting an entry – with NFRS being one of only three fire and rescue services in the top 100.</p><p>The dedication and commitment of staff throughout the whole Service in promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff and service users has been officially recognised in the index, and the Service has increased its ranking by 72 places in the last year.</p><p>To be recognised in the index, NFRS supply Stonewall with evidence on how the Service promotes an inclusive environment for LGBT staff and service users and awareness of sexual orientation and gender identity, with staff also being encouraged to complete a survey. </p><p>First entering the Index in 2010 with a rank of 303 out of 350 organisations, NFRS broke into the top 100 in 2015 and has worked hard to maintain an inclusive work environment.</p><p>Deputy Chief Fire Officer and Strategic Lead on Equality and LGBT Issues, Wayne Bowcock said: "The Service is proud of its top 100 ranking and to receive recognition by Stonewall for our work to progress LGBT equality. We have worked hard for several years to increase awareness and understanding of LGBT issues, and to maintain an inclusive work environment and engage with LGBT staff and communities.</p><p><img alt="IDAHOT West Bridgford.jpg" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Pages/NFRS-celebrates-entry-into-Stonewall-Top-100-LGBT-inclusive-employers-2019-list/IDAHOT%20West%20Bridgford.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:989px;" /><br></p><p></p><p>“It is vitally important that our staff can be their best selves when they come to work and we are committed to developing an environment to enable this. Being representative of the communities we serve makes us more diverse, increases our skills and helps us to be as accessible to our communities as possible.</p><p>"The Service’s work to progress LGBT inclusion is only possible with the support, dedication and commitment of our staff, partner agencies and unions. I would like to extend my thanks to them all for their valued contributions."  </p><p>Darren Towers, Stonewall’s Executive Director said: ‘Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and all those who have made this year’s Top 100 Employers list are making a huge difference to workplaces, services and communities across the UK. </p><p>“LGBT-inclusive employers play a crucial role in changing society by using their power and influence to protect and support LGBT people. More than a third of LGBT staff (35 per cent) still hide their identity at work for fear of discrimination; that has an impact on productivity, wellbeing and more and shows we still have lots to do. </p><p>“However, with organisations like Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service displaying such a strong commitment to LGBT equality, we are one step closer to creating a world where all lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees are welcomed and accepted without exception.”</p><p>See who else made the top 100 here: <a href="https://www.stonewall.org.uk/full-list-top-100-employers-2019"><strong>https://www.stonewall.org.uk/full-list-top-100-employers-2019</strong></a><br></p>

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Moorgate, Retford<p>​Crews from Edwinstowe and Retford were called to the scene of a collision involving three cars on Moorgate, Retford.</p><p>One woman was rescued by firefighters using hydraulic cutting gear and taken to hospital by paramedics.</p><p>Firefighters had left the scene by 8.43pm.</p>Moorgate, RetfordRoad Traffic Collision15/03/2019 20:10:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=514Moorgate, Retford
Breck Hill Road, Woodthorpe<p>​Crews from Hucknall and Arnold were called to the scene of a collision involving two cars on Breck Hill Road, Woodthorpe. </p><p>One woman was extricated by firefighters using hydraulic cutting gear and taken to hospital by paramedics.</p><p>One man had managed to get out of the vehicle before firefighters arrived. </p><p>Crews had left the scene by 5.05pm.</p>Breck Hill Road, WoodthorpeRoad Traffic Collision15/03/2019 16:05:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=515Breck Hill Road, Woodthorpe
Beech Avenue, Kirkby in Ashfield<p>​Crews from Ashfield and Mansfield were called to the scene of a fire in a nursing home on Beech Avenue, Kirkby in Ashfield.</p><p>The fire, which was located in the basement, was extinguished by crews using two hose reels. Positive pressure ventilation fans were used to clear the smoke.</p><p>Thirteen residents were evacuated to neighbouring houses but no one was injured.</p><p>Firefighters had left the scene by 8.17am. </p>Beech Avenue, Kirkby in AshfieldFire14/03/2019 06:30:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=513Beech Avenue, Kirkby in Ashfield

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