Serious fire prompts smoke alarm advicetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Fire_Tape-5.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Serious-.aspxSerious fire prompts smoke alarm adviceA serious house fire in Langold overnight has prompted firefighters to remind residents of the importance of having working smoke alarms.
Staff head out into Ashfield community following serious firetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Smoke_Alarm.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Staff-head-out-into-Ashfield-community-following-serious-fire.aspxStaff head out into Ashfield community following serious fireFirefighters and members of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Safety Team will be out and about in Annesley Woodhouse today (Tuesday 21 March) following a serious fire on Forest Road last week.
Collingham crew go the extra mile to support local communitytext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Collingham.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Collingham-crew-go-the-extra-mile-to-support-local-community.aspxCollingham crew go the extra mile to support local communityFirefighters in Collingham have been going the extra mile to support their local community in recent weeks – by attending medical emergencies as part of a national Emergency First Responder Scheme (EFR) trial.
Service supports Nottingham Trent University design studenttext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/Valcon.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Service-supports-Nottingham-Trent-University-design-student.aspxService supports Nottingham Trent University design studentStaff from the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) Equipment Team have been working closely with a product design student from a local university in recent months – resulting in the design of a brand new fire helmet.
Ashfield on-call firefighter uses life-saving skills to aid colleaguetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Ashfield.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Ashfield-on-call-firefighter-saves-collegues-life.aspxAshfield on-call firefighter uses life-saving skills to aid colleagueAn off-duty retained firefighter from Ashfield Fire Station helped save the life of a colleague earlier this month - using CPR skills he was taught during his firefighter training.
Chimney fires prompt advice for residentstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Appliance-2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Chimney-fires-prompt-advice-for-residents.aspxChimney fires prompt advice for residentsEnsuring that your chimney is swept regularly, making sure fires are out before you go to bed and testing smoke alarms is just some of the advice that firefighters have issued, following a number of fires in chimneys and open fires over the weekend.

 

 

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Firefighter appears in LGBT role models videoA firefighter from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has appeared in a video as part of a drive to inspire others to have the confidence to be open about their sexual orientation. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Firefighter-appears-in-LGBT-role-models-video.aspxFirefighter appears in LGBT role models video<p>​A firefighter from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has appeared in a video as part of a drive to inspire others to have the confidence to be open about their sexual orientation. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The video, which brought together gay, lesbian, and bisexual workers from across the public sector, has been produced by students from Vision West Nottinghamshire College. </p><p style="text-align:justify;">The video has been produced as part of a project called 'Our LGBT+ Role Models' spearheaded by the Nottinghamshire Diversity Champions Partnership, made up of organisations who have featured in equality charity Stonewall's list of top 100 employers in the UK for promoting LGBT+ equality, plus a partnership organisation that displays positive practice.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">These organisations include Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Homes, Nottinghamshire Police, NFRS, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, and East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS).</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The role models project aims to challenge stereotypes and break down barriers which may exist and give LGBT+ employees the platform to be themselves, where they choose to do so.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The organisations came together in 2016 to share expertise, resources and training to further advance equality and diversity within their workplaces and one of their first projects was to produce a <a href="/careers/equalities/Documents/LGBT_Rolemodels_Digital.pdf">booklet</a> featuring LGBT+ role models within their organisations. This has now been expanded to include a series of uplifting individual films showcasing role models' own experiences and their advice to people in a similar situation, while celebrating the positive and inclusive culture within their organisations.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The series features city council project officer Rosey Cox, county councillor Michael Payne, housing company project liaison officer Christian Liquorish, police community support officer Antonia Proudley, firefighter Sean McCallum, healthcare trust senior occupational therapist Elisabeth Britz, head of student support Paul Rana, and EMAS' equality and diversity manager Paul Fitzgerald.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The trailer-length film had its first public screening at the 'Exploring Intersectionality and the Power of Roles Models' conference held today (24 February 2017), which is the second to be organised by the partnership.</p><p>Crew Manager Sean McCallum, from Retford Fire Station, says that revealing his bisexuality to his colleagues made him more productive at work.</p><p>Sean said: "I don't spend time pretending to be something that I'm not, covering my tracks, worrying if somebody finds out about my difference in terms of sexual orientation. So I certainly felt, within a very short time of coming out in the workplace, that I was performing better. I was much happier."</p><p>And while he's proud to be part of the campaign, Sean hopes that LGBT+ role models won't be needed in future.</p><p>"That's the goal for me – and to get to a point where sexual orientation is a non-issue," said Sean, who is a former LGBT+ official on the Fire Brigades Union. </p><p>You can view the video by clicking <a href="https://www.wnc.ac.uk/Downloads/Our-LGBT-Role-Models-22-02-2017.mp4">here</a>. </p>
Local Firefighter Pension Board to meet at Service HeadquartersThe next meeting of the Nottinghamshire Local Firefighter Pension Board will be taking place next Friday (13 January) at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's Headquarters in Arnold. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Local-Firefighter-Pension-Board-to-meet-at-Service-Headquarters.aspxLocal Firefighter Pension Board to meet at Service Headquarters<p>​The next meeting of the Nottinghamshire Local Firefighter Pension Board will be taking place next Friday (13 January) at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's Headquarters in Arnold</p><p>The board, which works to ensure the effective running of Nottinghamshire's firefighter pension schemes, consists of both employer and workforce representatives who will be working through an agenda that includes items such as; previous meeting minutes, pension metrics and current pension issues.</p><p>Taking place at 2pm, the first part of the meeting will be open to the public. The agenda, and other relevant papers, are available to view below...</p><ul><li><a href="/nfrs-news/Documents/Local%20Firefighter%20Pension%20Board%20Agenda%2013_01_17.pdf">Local Firefighter Pension Board Agenda 13_01_17.pdf</a></li><li><a href="/nfrs-news/Documents/Minutes%20of%20Local%20Firefighter%20Pension%20Board%20Meeting%2022_09_16.pdf">Minutes of Local Firefighter Pension Board Meeting 22_09_16.pdf</a></li><li><a href="/nfrs-news/Documents/Pension%20Metrics%2030%20September%202016.pdf">Pension Metrics 30 September 2016.pdf</a></li><li><a href="/nfrs-news/Documents/The%20Pension%20Regulator%27s%20Annual%20Public%20Service%20Governance%20and%20Administration%20Survey%202015.pdf">The Pension Regulator's Annual Public Service Governance and Administration Survey 2015.pdf</a></li><li><a href="/nfrs-news/Documents/Discretions%20Under%20the%20Firefighter%20Pension%20Schemes.pdf">Discretions Under the Firefighter Pension Schemes.pdf</a></li><li><a href="/nfrs-news/Documents/Current%20Pensions%20Issues.pdf">Current Pensions Issues.pdf</a></li></ul><p>Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters can be found on Bestwood Lodge Drive, Arnold, Nottingham, NG5 8PD - with more information available on our specific '<a href="/OurStations/HQ">Headquarters</a>' page. </p>
Could you serve your community as an on-call firefighter?Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched its latest recruitment drive for on-call firefighters – and is urging anybody interested in stepping up and helping to save the lives of others to get in touch.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Could-you-serve-your-community-as-an-on-call-firefighter.aspxCould you serve your community as an on-call firefighter?<p>​Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has today (Monday 19 December) launched its latest recruitment drive for on-call firefighters – and is urging anybody interested in stepping up and helping to save the lives of others to get in touch with their local fire station.</p><p>A total of 12 stations across the county are looking for new recruits during this window and staff are particularly needed at Misterton, Tuxford, Collingham, Southwell, Bingham and Ashfield Fire Stations.</p><p>Potential applicants have until Sunday 8 January to apply and anybody interested in applying is urged to contact their local station. Contact details for each of the stations that are recruiting can be found at the bottom of this page. </p><p>"Serving your community as a firefighter is an incredibly rewarding and extraordinary role; we know that there are numerous members of the public that may not have previously thought of a career in the fire and rescue service, but would make a fantastic addition to our team," said Station Manager Craig Day, who is leading on this month's recruitment campaign.<img class="ms-rtePosition-2" alt="APPLY YOURSELF.jpg" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Pages/Could-you-serve-your-community-as-an-on-call-firefighter/APPLY%20YOURSELF.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:281px;" /></p><p>"Retained firefighters provide an essential service for us as they provide vital on-call cover to some of the more rural parts of Nottinghamshire.  As we are keen to boost our numbers at our retained stations, we are appealing to local people to get in touch and learn more about becoming an on-call firefighter.</p><p>"On-call crews attend a variety of incidents, which can be in challenging circumstances, however going home knowing that you've helped make your community safer is an exhilarating feeling."</p><p>The Service's retained staff are given the same training as wholetime firefighters and attend the same types of incidents, sometimes with your own crew and sometimes in support of their wholetime colleagues.</p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">They work on a part-time basis and commit a certain number of hours per week to being on-call, during these hours they carry a pager and respond to emergencies from home or another place of work.</span></p><p><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">Anybody interested in helping create safer communities and applying to be an on-call firefighter should contact their local stations via the contact details that can be found by clicking one of the station names below. Alternatively, potential applicants can ring the NFRS HR department on 0115 838 8247 or visit </strong><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">our</strong><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5"> <a href="/careers/working-for-us/Pages/Retained-Duty-System-Firefighters.aspx"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Retained Duty System Firefighters</span></a> page for more information on the role. Applications can be submitted through the <a href="https://itrent01.notts-fire.gov.uk/tlive_webrecruitment/wrd/run/etrec106gf.display_srch_all?wvid=0444650X8f"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Service's Recruitment Website. </span></a></strong></p><p><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">During this recruitment campaign the Service</span><strong class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5"> will</strong><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5"> be recruiting at; </span><a href="/OurStations/AshfieldFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Ashfield</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">, </span><a href="/OurStations/BinghamFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Bingham</span></a><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-5">, </span><a href="/OurStations/CollinghamFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Collingham</span></a>, <a href="/OurStations/EastLeakeFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">East Leake</span></a>, <a href="/OurStations/HarworthFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Harworth</span></a>, <a href="/OurStations/MistertonFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Misterton</span></a>, <a href="/OurStations/RetfordFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Retford</span></a>, <a href="/OurStations/SouthwellFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Southwell</span></a>, <a href="/OurStations/StaplefordFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Stapleford</span></a>, <a href="/OurStations/TuxfordFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Tuxford</span></a>, <a href="/OurStations/WarsopFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Warsop</span></a> and <a href="/OurStations/WorksopFireStation/"><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-5-0">Worksop</span></a>. Applicants <strong>will not be</strong> accepted at Hucknall, Newark, Blidworth or Eastwood.</p><p><strong><em>For an insight into what its like being an on-call firefighter, let two of our firefighters from Warsop explain...</em></strong></p><div dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"> </div><div style="text-align:left;"> </div><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify" unselectable="on"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jKAD8jipHQc" dir="ltr" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" style="text-align:left;"></iframe><div dir="ltr" style="text-align:left;"> </div></div>

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DispForm.aspx<p>​Crews from West Bridgford, Highfields and London Road, as well as an officer, were called to a premesis in West Bridgford where a 27-year-old man had fallen from a roof. </p><p>Specialist appliances including the Technical Rescue Unit from Highfields and the Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) from London Road were also called to the incident. </p><p>Firefighters used a nine meter ladder as well as a first aid kit and the ALP to rescue the man, who was left in the care of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). </p><p>The incident had been dealt with by 11:50am. </p>Ludlow Hill Road, West BridgfordRescue11/03/2017 11:00:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=103DispForm.aspx
DispForm.aspx<p>​Crews from Highfields and London Road, along with an officer, attended a road traffic collision on Clifton Lane involving two cars. </p><p>Firefighters extricated one man using hydraulic cutting equipment, and had left the scene by 23.45pm.  </p><p> </p>Clifton Lane, CliftonRoad Traffic Collision07/03/2017 23:15:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=102DispForm.aspx
DispForm.aspx<p>​Firefighters from Stockhill were assisted by a crew from Ilkeston at a road traffic collision where one vehicle had collided with a telegraph pole. </p><p>One male had self extricated before the arrival of the Service, and firefighters rescued one female from the car, who was left in the care of East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS). </p><p>Crews had left the scene by 17.30pm.</p>Mill Road, NewthorpeRoad Traffic Collision04/03/2017 16:40:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=101DispForm.aspx

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