LGBT History Monthtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/Pride-flag-for-web-.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/LGBT-History-Month.aspxLGBT History MonthWith LGBT History Month ending over the weekend, we are proud to share with you our spoken word video providing a message of inclusion both within our workplace and service delivery.
Fire Authority budget will invest for the future and save moneytext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="Coins" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Money.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Budget-2021-22.aspxFire Authority budget will invest for the future and save moneyBudget-setting meeting on 26 February
Get your COVID-19 vaccinetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="Ultraviolet hands" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/ext-coronavirus.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Get-your-COVID-19-vaccine.aspxGet your COVID-19 vaccineGet your vaccine - PROTECT YOURSELF
Warning after girls' lucky escape following river rescuetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/water%20rescue%20ext.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Warning-after-girls'-lucky-escape-following-river-rescue.aspxWarning after girls' lucky escape following river rescueTwo 11-year-old girls had a lucky escape after walking over a frozen part of the River Trent and becoming trapped.
Poem written to show our response to COVIDtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/COVID%20Vaccination%20Centre-21-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Poem-written-to-show-our-response-to-COVID.aspxPoem written to show our response to COVIDOur Equipment and Hydrant Maintenance Technician, Mick Peet, has written a short poem around our response to the Covid-19 pandemic so far.
Winners of Best Government Project 2020text/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Badge.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Winners-of-Best-Government-Project-2020.aspxWinners of Best Government Project 2020The eLearning team at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has won the award for the ‘Best Government Project’ in the 2020 Totara Awards.

 

 

NFRS responding effectively during pandemic, says inspectorateNFRS responding effectively during pandemic, says inspectorate<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/T899qXGuJfU" 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=2NFRS responding effectively during pandemic, says inspectorate

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National Apprenticeship WeekThis week, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be releasing a series of case studies to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/National-Apprenticeship-Week.aspxNational Apprenticeship Week<p>​This week, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be releasing a series of case studies to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week.</p><p>Starting today, 8 February, this week is an opportunity to recognise and show some of the apprenticeships on offer at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service. We will also be celebrating the successes of those currently working for the Service after their apprenticeship.</p><p>All wholetime firefighters now come through an Operational Firefighter Level 3 Apprenticeship. This is so we can align them to a common framework of training, learning and assessment, as all services move towards a national guidance.</p><p>Recently, our newest batch of firefighters passed with 10 distinctions to mark strong performance in the theory exams, practical scenario assessments and professional discussions. All apprentices passed first time as a result of their dedication, commitment and professionalism throughout their development programme.</p><p><img alt="EPA 0119.jpg" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Pages/National-Apprenticeship-Week/EPA%200119.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:583px;" /></p><p>We offer a range of apprenticeships at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, including the Level 3 Business Administrator Apprenticeship. This apprenticeship entails the taking of minutes in meetings, to understand the finance procress and to understand the organisations visions and goals.</p><p>Sophie recently started as our Business Administrator Apprentice.</p><p>Sophie said, "I wanted to work for the Fire Service because its an area I have always been interested in. I wanted to help protect communities and keep people safe. I knew the apprenticeship would be a good way to get into the Service and i was eager to learn more and finally settle in a job I enjoy."</p><p><img alt="Sophie Apprenticeship 1.jpg" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Pages/National-Apprenticeship-Week/Sophie%20Apprenticeship%201.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:290px;" /></p><p>Sarah has also recently started her Business Administration Apprenticeship. </p><p>Sarah said, "As well as learning all the basic computer skills needed as a business administrator, I am also going to be training to be a software specialist for the database we use at NFRS. </p><p>"I am really enjoying it, everyone is so friendly and helpful. At 36 I was worried I would be too old to be considered for an apprenticeship. Its opened up an amazing career path for me and I'm excited for the future."</p><p><img alt="Apprentice photo.jpg" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Pages/National-Apprenticeship-Week/Apprentice%20photo.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:332px;" /></p><p>Gemma, Specialist Home Safety Operative, also started in the Service as an apprentice. </p><p>Gemma said, "My apprenticeship went quickly and I felt support from start to finish, it built my confidence a lot, especially with computers. </p><p>"I enjoy working for NFRS as it is a happy, non-judgemental environment to work. I liked it so much I have stayed on working for the Service at the end of my apprenticeship."</p>
Welcoming our new competent firefightersCongratulations to the Wholetime 01/19 firefighters who have now successfully finished their Operational Firefighter Level 3 Apprenticeship. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Welcoming-our-new-competent-firefighters.aspxWelcoming our new competent firefighters<p>​Congratulations to the Wholetime 01/19 firefighters who have now successfully finished their Operational Firefighter Level 3 Apprenticeship. </p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"><span></span>They were our first cohort of apprentice firefighters starting in January 2019 and have now fully completed within their expected two-year development programme timescale by passing their End Point Assessment at SDC. </p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">As well as working towards their Firefighter Apprenticeship, our first course of Apprentices undertook the Fire Fighter National Occupational Standards acquisition to fully demonstrate workplace competency. The final assessments took place in November and December 2020, with 10 distinctions being awarded by the external awarding body. These were awarded to the firefighters to mark strong performance in the theory exams, practical scenario assessments and professional discussions. </p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">All apprentices have passed first time. This success was as a result of their dedication, commitment and professionalism throughout their development programme.</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">The Work Based Assessment team, the SDC trainers, the line manager assessors and the internal quality assurance practitioners have provided support in particularly challenging circumstances that has resulted from the Covid -19 pandemic.</p><p dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;">A big thanks goes out to all involved in this great team achievement! And again, well done to the newly competent firefighters.<span></span></p>
New fire station for WorksopPlanning application submitted to Bassetlaw District Councilhttps://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/New-fire-station-for-Worksop.aspxNew fire station for Worksop<p>Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has submitted a planning application to Bassetlaw District Council for a new fire station in Worksop on the Vesuvius development site off Sandy Lane. </p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>The new building will replace the existing station on Eastgate, which was built in 1963.  It is being designed with the latest in renewable technology and will self-generate up to 50% of its energy needs.  The site will include a training tower, a generator and a fuel store.</p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>The site is currently undergoing extensive regeneration, managed by property company CEG.  It is easily accessible for the A60, the A57, Worksop and its surrounds.  </p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Worksop is staffed by both full-time and on-call firefighters and they will all move to the station when it is operational.</p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>The Fire Authority has been working on the plans for the past year and the new station is expected to open in October 2022.</p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>People can view and comment on the planning application on <a href="http://publicaccess.bassetlaw.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=QN6VC9CSJE000&activeTab=summary" target="_blank" style="text-decoration:underline;"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-8">Bassetlaw District Council's website. (Opens in a new window)</span></a></p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: “The new station at Worksop is part of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s long-term strategic plan to replace ageing and expensive-to-run accommodation for our firefighters.  It will be built to the same high, energy-efficient standard as the other stations we have built in recent years and will make it easier and cheaper to run.”</p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Chair of the Fire Authority Councillor Michael Payne said: “I am pleased that our plans for the new station are progressing.  This investment demonstrates clear commitment to the communities of Bassetlaw as we build a station that will meet the current and future needs of the Service.  I look forward to seeing the building becoming a reality and to the day when firefighters can move in and continue to deliver excellent services to communities for decades to come.”</p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font> <p>Fire Authority Member Councillor Sybil Fielding said: “As the local councillor for the area, I am delighted that the people of Bassetlaw will be receiving this much-needed investment and I welcome the proposals.”</p> <font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

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