Cigarettes spark blaze in three housestext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Mansfield%20fire.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Cigarettes-spark-blaze-in-three-houses.aspxCigarettes spark blaze in three housesOn the 6 July 2020 at 00:35, crews from Mansfield, Ashfield, Blidworth, Hucknall and Stapleford attended a house fire at Clayworth Court, Mansfield.
School boy's art shines spotlight on safety messagetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Ethan%20drawing.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/School-boy's-art-shines-spotlight-on-safety-message.aspxSchool boy's art shines spotlight on safety messageEthan's art shines a light on hard hitting safety message.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service urges extra precautions during warmer weather by downloading the free what3words apptext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/what3words.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Nottinghamshire-Fire-and-Rescue-Service-urges-extra-precautions-during-hot-weather-by-downloading-the-free-what3words-app.aspxNottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service urges extra precautions during warmer weather by downloading the free what3words appAs the Met Office confirms last month was the driest May on record, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is urging the public to download the free what3words app, whilst remaining particularly vigilant during the hot weather.
Boost for local economy as contractor announced for new joint police and fire HQtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/HQ%20banner.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Boost-for-local-economy-as-contractor-announced-for-new-joint-police-and-fire-HQ.aspxBoost for local economy as contractor announced for new joint police and fire HQNottinghamshire’s new joint police and fire headquarters is set to provide a significant boost to the regional economy – thanks to the appointment of a local building contractor to deliver the project.
Service welcomes new Assistant Chief Fire Officertext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Candida-Brudenell_Website_Banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Service-welcomes-new-Assistant-Chief-Fire-Officer.aspxService welcomes new Assistant Chief Fire OfficerCandida Brudenell has joined NFRS as our new Assistant Chief Fire Officer.
New Business Safety websitetext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/business%20safety%20nfrs%20website.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/New-Business-Safety-website.aspxNew Business Safety websiteNottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a refreshed section of the website, dedicated to Business Safety.

 

 

It didn't stop the gas<a href="https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/about-us/Documents/NFRS%20IRMP.pdf?Web=1">It didn't stop the gas<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Qz3kl4BPqbQ" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>NFRS Spotlight Videohttps://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Spotlight/DispForm.aspx?ID=17It didn't stop the gas<img src="https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/SpotlightAssets/IRMP-COVER-2018-Spotlight.jpg"></a>

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Firefighters urge residents to not leave tumble dryers on overnightFollowing a recent tumble dryer fire, firefighters are urging people not to leave their tumble dryer running overnight after being called to a fire in the early hours of this morning in Mansfield. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Firefighters-urge-residents-to-not-leave-tumble-dryers-on-overnight.aspxFirefighters urge residents to not leave tumble dryers on overnight<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Following a recent tumble dryer fire, firefighters are urging people not to leave their tumble dryer running overnight after being called to a fire in the early hours of this morning in Mansfield. </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Crews from Mansfield Station attended an incident where the tumble dryer had set alight and residents had to evacuate their home.</font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">The Service are asking you to be cautious following recent events and advise you to make sure that all smoke alarms are working within your homes. </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">If you use your tumble dryer overnight, or know somebody who does be aware that a build-up of fluff in tumble dryer filters has been known to contribute to fires. </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Crews are asking you not to leave washing drying while you are sleeping or out of the house, as you will have less chance of catching the fire early and calling 999. </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Please remember to have an escape plan if a fire does start within your home; making sure escape routes and exits are cleared of any obstacles. </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">Remember to regularly check your smoke alarms and keep a mobile nearby so you can call 999 in an emergency. </font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3"> </font></p><p style="margin:0cm 0cm 0pt;"><font face="Calibri" size="3">To find out more how you can stat safe in your home click here: <a href="/YourSafety/Pages/Safety-in-Your-Home.aspx">https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/YourSafety/Pages/Safety-in-Your-Home.aspx</a></font></p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
Crews spend 598 hours fighting deliberate firesFirefighters in Nottinghamshire have spent a total of 598 hours so far this year fighting fires that have been started deliberately. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Crews-spend-598-hours-fighting-deliberate-fires.aspxCrews spend 598 hours fighting deliberate fires<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Firefighters in Nottinghamshire have spent a total of 598 hours so far this year fighting fires that have been started deliberately.  </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>In the past month alone, crews across the county have attended 170 secondary fires, with a marked increase in incidents being seen in both Newark and Sherwood and Mansfield. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>On 22 May 20,000 sqm of undergrowth was set alight in Oak Tree Heath Nature Reserve, Mansfield. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Four fire engines attended the deliberate fire at around 14:10 which took four hours to extinguish meaning they were not available to be mobilised to other potential incidents in the area. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Crews from Edwinstowe and Tuxford attended several trees on fire with grass and undergrowth on 27 May at 23:50 in Ollerton Pit Woods, this is one out of 18 fires that Edwinstowe have attended just this month. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The deliberate fire setting doesn’t stop there; recently there have been many incidents in Harworth with fly-tipping being set alight. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Deliberate fires on average cost the Service approximately £300 per call out to an incident. From January to May 2020 in Harworth this would have cost the Service approximately £5100. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>NFRS are asking people to report if you see someone deliberately setting fire to something, dial 999 and ask for the fire service. To report suspicious behaviour or if you have information about a crime, call 101 or Crimestoppers. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>The Service also attended a fire on 23 May at 11:18 caused by a disposable BBQ not being extinguished properly. Crews from Ashfield Fire Station attended 10sqm of grass and undergrowth alight following a BBQ that wasn’t put out appropriately. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>District Prevention Manager Paul Gair said: “As the weather continues to get warmer, and people are starting to go out and about in their local area a bit more freely, we ask you to remain vigilant and cautious when out in the local parks or countryside.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has a zero tolerance approach to deliberate fires as it puts the community at risk. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“We are working closely with the Police and partners to reduce the deliberate fires within Nottinghamshire. We ask you all to be vigilant when out on walks and to report any deliberate fire setting to the police through 101.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Chief Inspector Elizabeth Rogers, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Starting deliberate fires risks lives - those of the individuals involved, our communities and our colleagues. This is so completely unacceptable and takes vital resources away from real emergencies. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“We will continue to work with our colleagues in the fire service to tackle this issue and will take robust action against anyone found to be involved. We also work jointly with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service on education and diverting people away from such pointless and harmful acts. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>“If you do see anything suspicious while out and about, please report it to us on 101.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
Our response to the Coronavirus pandemicSince the Coronavirus pandemic hit and the country went into lockdown at the end of March, all crews and support staff at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have changed the way they work. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Our-response-to-the-Coronavirus-pandemic.aspxOur response to the Coronavirus pandemic<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Since the Coronavirus pandemic hit and the country went into lockdown at the end of March, all crews and support staff at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have changed the way they work. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Our aim at NFRS is to keep the public safe and well, especially during this uncertain time. Here is how we responded.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>A total of 4,391 food parcels have been delivered by crews to care homes, vulnerable and at-risk people, people who are self-isolating and the homeless. Crews have also assisted with 1,057 medication deliveries. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>We have had over 100,000 PPE donations including 6,300 disposable aprons, 140 reusable aprons and 30 surgical facemasks.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Due to Government guidelines, the Service could not continue with Safe and Well visits, however 1,327 Safe and Well triage calls have been completed, resulting in 200 high risk home visits. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>We currently have 178 support staff working from home during these times with the Chief Fire Officer doing weekly Skype briefings. We also have over 30 written briefings and twice weekly business continuity meetings.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Amongst all of this, crews have still attended 1,217 incidents since the end of March, after receiving 1,927 calls to control.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>This is only a handful of stuff that NFRS have achieved throughout the pandemic. To find out what else we have been doing, watch our video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLdgE4lXUfc&feature=youtu.be">here</a>. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

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