Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and partners recognised for Outstanding Teamwork at National Rail Awards

14/09/2018

​The collaborative and team led response to the Nottingham Train Station fire has been recognised at the National Rail Awards. NFRS, East Midlands Train, Nottinghamshire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service, Nottingham City Council, Interserve and British Transport Police were awarded the Outstanding Teamwork award for our efficient and effective joint response.

The fire at Nottingham Railway station on the morning of 12 January 2018 was a fierce blaze which temporarily closed one of the UK’s busiest and most vital transport hubs. The response to contain the fire, investigate the cause and ultimately reopen the station required a significant response from numerous agencies and bodies in Nottingham and across the wider region.

Superb teamwork was demonstrated in response to the break out of the fire, which helped to manage the fire and return services to the station for start up the following day. It is a perfect example of what can be achieved by dedicated and skilled people working together.

Area Manager Bryn Coleman (pictured centre) said: “When an incident as serious as the station fire occurs, it is crucial that a co-ordinated approach is taken to bring about a successful resolution.

"Thanks to the teamwork of all agencies, organisations and partners, our firefighters were able to work quickly to tackle the fire, ensure no one was injured and we were able to keep the public informed.

"Our response allowed a safe and controlled evacuation, no injuries and the return of train services barely 24 hours after the serious fire.

"We are proud to have been part of a team that were able to respond so effectively when called upon.”

The National Rail Awards celebrate excellence and achievement and are seen as one of the most prestigious awards in the rail industry.  The award winners are decided by an independent panel.

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