Acheivements recognised at annual ceremonytext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/Awards_2017_Banner.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> recognised at annual ceremonyA member of Fire Control who gave lifesaving advice to a couple trapped in their house, members of the public who saved their neighbours from a house fire, a Watch Manager who acted as an ambassador for the Service’s support of the Reserve Forces and fire
Service supports National Fire Chiefs Council position on sprinklerstext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Emergency_Exit.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />'s-Council-position-on-sprinklers.aspxService 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.
Fire Authority seeks public view on proposed changestext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/Consultation_Website_Banner.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> Authority seeks public view on proposed changesA public consultation on how the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority can better align its resources, and make the necessary financial savings between now and 2020, has been given the go ahead today (Friday 22 September).
Two stations set to welcome the public this weekendtext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_Appliance.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> 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.
CFO to pedal his way to fundraising totaltext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/2017/web2.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> 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.
Nottingham man imprisoned for multiple fire safety offencestext/html; charset=utf-8 NFRS News Article<img alt="" src="/nfrs-news/PublishingImages/Stock%20Banner/STOCK_BANNER_High_Court.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" /> man imprisoned for multiple fire safety offencesA Nottingham man has today (Tuesday 22 August) been sentenced to ten months in prison after pleading guilty to four offences under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.



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Service's Prevention Team now live on TwitterMembers of the Service’s Prevention Team, as well as the Education Team are now live on Twitter's-Prevention-Team-now-live-on-Twitter.aspxService's Prevention Team now live on Twitter<p>Members of the Service's Prevention Team, as well as the Education Team are now live on Twitter. </p><p>The accounts, which will follow our District Prevention Officers (DPOs) in Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, Nottingham South, Nottingham North, Gedling, Newark and Sherwood, Bassetlaw and Mansfield and Ashfield, have been set up to give members of the public an insight into the work of the team. </p><p>Recent tweets from the team include attending Nottingham Pride, engaging with residents of a local housing company and building relationships with partner agencies. </p><p>Assisted by the Service's Corporate Communications Team, who run all the Service's communications channels, each DPO will now be tweeting in a personal capacity to highlight how they help to create safer communities. </p><p>The team engages with local communities and all groups within them about fire safety, including local businesses, students and landlords, as well as local councils and other authorities. </p><p>Their role also sees them respond in the aftermath of larger incidents to provide community reassurance and engagement, with the aim of keeping people safe and preventing more incidents from occurring.  </p><p>Do you live in Nottinghamshire and want to find out more about how we engage with your local communities? Then follow our list of accounts below: </p><p><strong>Bassetlaw:</strong> <a href="">@DPO_Gaynor</a></p><p><strong>Gedling:</strong> <a href="">@DPO_Craig</a></p><p><strong>Mansfield and Ashfield:</strong> <a href="">@DPO_Tracey</a> </p><p><strong>Newark and Sherwood:</strong> <a href="">@DPO_Michelle</a> </p><p><strong>Nottingham City North</strong>: <a href="">@DPO_Robyn</a></p><p><strong>Nottingham City South:</strong><a href=""> @DPO_Guninder</a></p><p><strong>Rushcliffe and Broxtowe:</strong> <a href="">@DPO_Carley</a></p><p>You can also follow the Service's Education Team on <a href="">@nfrseducation</a>. </p>
Firefighters benefit from new breathing apparatus technologyFire engines across Nottinghamshire are now kitted out with new state-of-the-art breathing apparatus sets. benefit from new breathing apparatus technology<p>Fire engines across Nottinghamshire are now kitted out with new state-of-the-art breathing apparatus sets. </p><p>The new Drager sets have replaced the old sets which had come to the end of their working life, after more than 10 years of service to NFRS.</p><p>Firefighters and Officers across the Service have received training on the use of the new sets, a process which began in January this year, with the sets going live at the end of July.  </p><p>The sets feature telemetry technology, a system which sends live data from the sets back to the entry control board, including breathing rates and cylinder pressures, which then calculates how long the wearer has left before their cylinder runs out, enhancing performance at incidents. </p><p>Kev Shuttlewood, Head of Engineering at NFRS, said: "Although telemetry is not a new technology in itself, we have not worked with this in Nottinghamshire before, so everyone from firefighters to Officers and our BA trainers have gone through a comprehensive training programme on all elements of design, use and maintenance of the equipment. </p><p>"We are really pleased to be working with Drager, and throughout the tendering, evaluation and training process, they have been very supportive and professional."</p>
We need you! Nottinghamshire residents invited to take part in fire and rescue service fitness trialsHave you ever fancied having a go at the ‘job related tests’ that you would need to pass, should you want to become a firefighter? Well, here’s your chance…!-Nottinghamshire-residents-invited-to-take-part-in-fire-and-rescue-service-fitness-trials.aspxWe need you! Nottinghamshire residents invited to take part in fire and rescue service fitness trials<p>Have you ever fancied having a go at the 'job related tests' that you would need to pass, should you want to become a firefighter? Well, here's your chance…</p><p>Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently on the lookout for people who would be willing to undergo a series of physically challenging 'job related tests' at Highfields Fire Station later this month.</p><p>Willing participants, of which around 100 are needed, will be required to attend the testing event – which is taking place on Sunday 30 July – for around an hour.</p><p>During this time they will be asked to take part in a number of fire and rescue themed fitness tests – including a bleep test, a hand grip test and a ladder lift (arm extension) test.</p><p>Attendees will then be dressed in full 'fire kit' before being asked to try their hand at carrying some fire service equipment, and 'running out' some fire hose. </p><p>Explaining the purpose of the event, Station Manager Craig Day, who is pulling it all together, said: "The role of a firefighter, as many people will know, can be both physically and mentally demanding, and it is for this reason that we require our applicants to pass a certain number of 'job related tests' before they can join us.</p><p>"These tests relate to things that firefighters will be expected to do quickly, and safely, as part of their role – such as lifting ladders and carrying heavy equipment.</p><p>"They are nationally recognised and, as such, are generally fit-for-purpose, however as with anything we feel it is important to review them to ensure that they remain both fair and realistic.</p><p>"As they are designed for people coming into the Service, to use our own staff wouldn't be a fair test. We therefore need members of the public to give us just an hour of their time to have a go at the tests, and give us feedback on how they found them.</p><p>"This event isn't tied into recruitment, but we like to think that it will give anybody who is thinking of becoming a firefighter an opportunity to have a go at the tests – and see what it's all about.</p><p>"Without people attending we won't be able to carry out this important review, so I would ask people to please either come and have a go themselves, or at least help us spread the word."</p><p>More information on the Service's current 'job related tests' can be found on <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>. </p><p>Highfields Fire Station is located on Hassocks Lane, Beeston, NG9 2GQ. There is free on-site parking and refreshments will be provided. Attendees are asked to turn up in gym clothes and comfortable trainers – as running will be involved. </p><p>Anybody who would like to take part is required to call the Service's HR Team to register on 0115 838 8247, or email them on <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>. </p>

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DispForm.aspx<p>​Firefighters from Newark, Collingham, Bingham, Tuxford, Brant Broughton, Grantham, London Road, Mansfield and Bardney worked together to tackle a large scale fire at a former leisure centre.</p><p>The crews worked throughout the night to tackle the fire and stop it from spreading and an investigation into the cause is now on-going. There were no injuries during the incident, however the building has been severely damaged. </p>London Road, BaldertonFire15/09/2017 19:25:00
DispForm.aspx<p>​Firefighters extricated two people following a road traffic collision involving two cars.</p><p>One person had already self rescued from one of the vehicles prior to the arrival of the Service - with all three being taken to hospital by road ambulance.</p><p>The incident had been dealt with by 3.33pm. </p>A616 Ollerton to WellowRoad Traffic Collision11/09/2017 12:35:00
DispForm.aspx<p>​Fire survival guidance was given to the occupant of a house - which was on fire - by staff from the Service's Control Room.</p><p>This advice was given whilst crews from Stockhill and Highfields travelled to the incident. Upon arrival the individual was rescued by firefighters - who went on to extinguish the fire using breathing apparatus and hose reel jets.</p><p>A positive pressure ventilation fan was also used to clear smoke from the house.</p><p>The incident had been dealt with by 10.23pm. </p>Highwood Avenue, NottinghamFire09/09/2017 20:30:00

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