Policy and Strategy Committee July 2020text/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2020/Logo%20banner%20website.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Policy-and-Strategy-Committee-July-2020.aspxPolicy and Strategy Committee July 2020The next meeting of the Fire Authority’s Policy and Strategy committee will take place via Zoom this Friday (24 July 2020).
Smoke alarms could have prevented ‘needless tragedy’ in which two brothers died.text/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Coroners_Court.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Smoke-alarms-could-have-prevented-‘needless-tragedy’-in-which-two-brothers-died.aspxSmoke alarms could have prevented ‘needless tragedy’ in which two brothers died.The death of two brothers in a flat fire in Old Basford has been described as a ‘needless tragedy’ that could have been prevented had the property been fitted with working smoke alarms.
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.

 

 

38 Years of On-Call Firefighting<a href="https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/about-us/Documents/NFRS%20IRMP.pdf?Web=1">Interview with the Pratt family who have between them 38 years of experiance as On-Call firefighters.<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eLZLZk8e9u0" 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=1738 Years of On-Call Firefighting<img src="https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/SpotlightAssets/IRMP-COVER-2018-Spotlight.jpg"></a>

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Service welcomes new Assistant Chief Fire OfficerCandida Brudenell has joined NFRS as our new Assistant Chief Fire Officer. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Service-welcomes-new-Assistant-Chief-Fire-Officer.aspxService welcomes new Assistant Chief Fire Officer<p>​Candida Brudenell has joined Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service as our new Assistant Chief Fire Officer.</p><p>Candida brings with her a wealth of local government experience, having spent the last 33 years with Nottingham City Council. She joined the council as an apprentice town planner and has undertaken several roles, overseeing projects in the voluntary sector, Education department, and Children and Adult Services, before being appointed Assistant Chief Executive / Corporate Director of Strategy and Resources.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p>In her final role with the city council, she had responsibility for corporate functions including Finance, HR, IT, Procurement and Communications and Marketing. </p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p>Chief Fire Officer John Buckley said: “I am delighted to be able to welcome Candida into the Service and look forward to seeing what we can learn from her wealth of experience in the public sector.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p>“Her appointment marks a significant change for us and one that I feel will be extremely positive going forward.”</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"></font><p>Candida’s first official week was spent on annual leave, with her first day ‘in the office’ being today (Monday 22 June). </p>
New Business Safety websiteNottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a refreshed section of the website, dedicated to Business Safety.https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/New-Business-Safety-website.aspxNew Business Safety website<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched a refreshed section of the website, dedicated to Business Safety.</p><p>We’ve renewed the information in this section to ensure that we fulfil our regulatory requirement to provide guidance and support to businesses trying to comply with fire safety legislation, offer services such as the Primary Authority scheme, and provide transparent information about enforcement action and the audit process.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>We’ve split the page into three sections: <strong>Educate, Encourage and Enforce</strong>.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Under Educate, you will find everything you need to know about how to implement fire safety in your business, from writing your own fire risk assessment to how to reduce your false alarm activations.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Under Encourage, you can see the services we offer to business owners to help you comply with the legislation. We offer free fire risk assessment workshops, we participate in the Primary Authority scheme and can give assured advice for your business.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Under Enforce, you will find out what to expect from an audit, you will be able to report a fire safety concern in a business, and you can see what enforcement action the Fire and Rescue Service may take against your business if fire safety deficiencies are found.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><p>Have a look at the website <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=80212b46-bd34-44df-aae9-21548488d16b&TermSetId=006b4980-d317-4300-a4cd-f680573ed2fe&TermId=466d0ed2-778f-4b8f-a23f-4417bab833d6">here</a> to find out more about how to look after fire safety in your business, and keep your employees, contractors, visitors and customers safe. See what we offer to help your business comply with fire safety legislation and find out what our enforcement process is.</p><p>Additionally, we are holding a Q&A session on Instagram stories, today (12 June). This is an opportunity for business owners to speak to a member of the Fire Protection team and ask any questions on what they might need to know before re-opening. Have a look, and submit a question. </p><p>Instagram - @nottsfire.</p><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>
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>

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