Service launches educational tool Sparktontext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/Sparkton.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Service-launches-educational-tool-Sparkton.aspxService launches educational tool SparktonNFRS has launched a new online educational game aimed at bringing fire and road safety to life for young children across Nottinghamshire.
Less than five weeks left to give views on Service Consultation proposalstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/Consultation_Website_Banner.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Less-than-five-weeks-left-to-take-part-in-Service-.aspxLess than five weeks left to give views on Service Consultation proposalsPeople from across Nottinghamshire have less than five weeks to have their say on two proposed changes to the way in which some of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s (NFRS) fire engines are crewed.
Service proud to support the Poppy Appealtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/EDITAS20171102-Poppy-Appeal-16.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Service-proud-to-support-the-Poppy-Appeal.aspxService proud to support the Poppy AppealFrom selling poppies at local supermarkets and shops, to fitting poppies onto fire engines, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has this year pledged support to the Poppy Appeal alongside the Royal British Legion (RBL).
Blog: Keeping you safe for Student Fire Safety Weektext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Business_Safety.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Keeping-you-safe-for-Student-.aspxBlog: Keeping you safe for Student Fire Safety Week​My name is Guninder Nagi and I am a District Prevention Officer within Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service's (NFRS) Prevention Team.
Video highlights safety during times of worshiptext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/IMG_3182.JPG" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Video-highlights-safety-during-times-of-worship.aspxVideo highlights safety during times of worshipWe would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Diwali.
Carrie reflects on lifesaving actionstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/Carrie.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Carrie-reflects-on-lifesaving-actions.aspxCarrie reflects on lifesaving actionsA Watch Manager from the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) Control Room has spoken of her pride after receiving an award for her lifesaving actions.

 

 

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Service supports National Fire Chiefs Council position on sprinklersFollowing the tragic incident that recently unfolded at Grenfell Tower in London, a sprinkler position statement has been published by the National Fire Chiefs Council. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Service-supports-National-Fire-Chief's-Council-position-on-sprinklers.aspxService supports National Fire Chiefs Council position on sprinklers<p>​Following the tragic incident that recently unfolded at Grenfell Tower in London, a sprinkler position statement has been published by the National Fire Chiefs Council. </p><p>As a fully contributing member of the council, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service supports and adopts this position, which is as follows:</p><p><em>"Sprinklers are the most effective way to ensure that fires are suppressed or even extinguished before the fire service can arrive.</em></p><p><em>"They save lives and reduce injuries, protect firefighters who attend incidents and reduce the amount of damage to both property and the environment from fire.</em></p><p><em>"In the last 12 months, the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and the National Fire Sprinkler Network (NFSN) have worked together to investigate the effectiveness and reliability of sprinkler systems.</em></p><p><em>"The evidence produced indicates that sprinkler systems operate on 94% of occasions demonstrating very high reliability. Furthermore, it is evident that when they do operate they extinguish or contain the fire on 99% of occasions and are thus very effective.</em></p><p><em>"The research also found that in both converted and purpose built flats that sprinklers are 100% effective in controlling fires.</em></p><p><em>"The NFCC recognise that sprinklers are an effective part of an overall fire safety solution and can be used efficiently to improve fire safety in a range of new and existing buildings.</em></p><p><em>"The NFCC support the concept of risk assessed retro fitting of sprinklers in existing buildings and would also welcome the prioritisation of a review of the Building Regulations (Approved Document B) to ensure fire safety requirements keep pace with new building developments.</em></p><p><em>"The NFCC supported by the NFSN are focused on developing understanding and acceptance to promote the wider use of sprinklers. Together we will continue the efforts in the coming months to:</em></p><ul><li><em>Educate the public and building owners to dispel the myths and understand the benefits of sprinklers.</em></li></ul><ul><li><em>Provide clear guidance on their consideration and implementation as part of a fire safety strategy.</em></li></ul><ul><li><em>Provide clear guidance within the service on their ongoing maintenance and operational considerations."</em></li></ul><p>Further to this position statement, the Service therefore reccomends that sprinklers are fitted throughout appropriate buildings and are not reserved for 'communal areas' only.  </p>
CFO to pedal his way to fundraising totalThis year’s Chief’s Challenge is now underway, with the Service’s Principal Officers hoping to pedal their way to a large fundraising total for The Fire Fighter’s Charity. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/CFO-to-pedal-his-way-to-fundraising-total-.aspxCFO to pedal his way to fundraising total<p>​This year's Chief's Challenge is now underway, with the Service's Principal Officers hoping to pedal their way to a large fundraising total for The Fire Fighter's Charity. </p><p>The challenge this year will see Chief Fire Officer (CFO) John Buckley, Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO) Wayne Bowcock and Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO) Craig Parkin take part in a bike ride around the county, visiting each station area. </p><p>The 'Tour of Notts' will start from Eastwood on Saturday 7 October, visiting a total of seven stations, before finishing at SDC, with day two starting from Worksop and ending at Tuxford, visiting five stations along the way. </p><p>The second weekend of 14 and 15 October will start at Collingham before ending at Stapleford one day one, and the final day taking the trio from Highfields to Stockhill. </p><p>The ride will cover 152 miles in total, with crews from each station turning out to support fundraising efforts. </p><p>Each station has organised a collection at a local supermarket, with the group visiting each collection point on their way around the county. </p><p>The Chief's Challenge has been held annually for a number of years and aims to raise money for The Fire Fighter's Charity, which provides vital help and support to firefighters, both serving and retired, as well as their families. </p><p>Last year's 10K challenge saw John take part in a variety of events across the county, including hose running at Misterton, a treadmill challenge at Hucknall and Eastwood and sports day at HQ, and raising just over the £10K target. </p><p>Speaking of this year's challenge, CFO John Buckley said: "In 2016 we were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of everyone who took part and donated, helping us to reach just over our target of £10K, and this year I am pleased to announce that we will be once again coming together to raise money for a worthy cause. </p><p>"This year we will be getting on our bikes to ride around the county, and it is good to be able to do something a bit different to raise money for such a good cause, and if you would like to sponsor us, please visit my <a href="https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/john-buckleynfrs">Just Giving Page</a>."</p>
Two stations set to welcome the public this weekendWatching road traffic collision demonstrations, looking around fire engines both past and present, and meeting local firefighters are just some of the things that are on offer this weekend at two public open days. https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/nfrs-news/Pages/Two-stations-set-to-welcome-.aspxTwo stations set to welcome the public this weekend<p>​Watching road traffic collision demonstrations, looking around fire engines both past and present, and meeting local firefighters are just some of the things that are on offer this weekend at two public open days. </p><p>The open days, which will be held at Worksop and Highfields Fire Stations, will give members of the public a first-hand look at their local fire station. </p><p>Highfields Fire Station, in Beeston, will be offering a variety of fire service vehicles to look around, as well as practical demonstrations and a bouncy castle, while those visiting Worksop Fire Station will be able to watch an Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) demonstration, learn about rope rescues, while also being able to meet Dexter, the East Midlands Fire Investigation Dog. </p><p>It is hoped that as many people as possible will attend the events, which will be running between 10am and 3pm in Worksop and 10am and 2pm at Highfields on Saturday 23 September. </p><p>Station Manager Martin Molloy is the District Manager for Highfields, and said: "We are really excited to once again be able to welcome the public to our station, for what promises to be a fun day for all the family. </p><p>"This is the first open day they we have held in quite a while and it is a good opportunity for people to come down and learn a bit more about what we do and the role of a firefighter. </p><p>"Here at Highfields we are home to one of the Service's Specialist Rescue Units, which carries equipment used at larger incidents, including RTCs. There will also be a number of other specialist vehicles in attendance which members of the public can have a look around and enjoy."</p><p>Station Manager Mark Dooley is the District Manager for Bassetlaw. He said: "The crews at Worksop are really looking forward to welcoming the public this weekend for the open day event, which will give members of the public the chance to learn more about life on a fire station. </p><p>"We hope that as many people as possible come down and enjoy the event, as we are really keen to strengthen our relationship with the local community, so if you are free on Saturday between 10am and 3pm, come down and say hello!"</p>

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DispForm.aspx<p>​Crews from Hucknall and Ashfield fire stations attended a road traffic collision between two cars on Main Road in Kirkby in Ashfield.</p><p>One of the cars had left the road and firefighters used medium rescue equipment and small tools to rescue a 36-year-old woman.</p><p>The incident had been dealt with by 11:44am. </p>Main Road, Kirkby in AshfieldRoad Traffic Collision23/11/2017 10:45:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=230DispForm.aspx
DispForm.aspx<p>​Two crews from Newark were called to a fire which involved one shed a six fence panels.</p><p>Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a nine-meter ladder to put the fire out. </p><p>The incident had been dealt with by 15:36. </p>Wilfred Avenue, BaldertonFire17/11/2017 14:25:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=229DispForm.aspx
DispForm.aspx<p>​Crews from London Road, West Bridgford and Newark were called to a road traffic collision between three vehciles where three people were trapped. </p><p>One person self extricated and two others were extricated by crews using hydraulic cutting equipment and conveyed to hospital. </p><p>The incident had been dealt with by 14:34. </p>Saxondale Island, BinghamRoad Traffic Collision17/11/2017 12:50:00https://www.notts-fire.gov.uk/Lists/Incidents/DispForm.aspx?ID=228DispForm.aspx

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