Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has set up a
partnership with FireStoppers as part of our Prevention work.
The FireStoppers service is provided by Crimestoppers, an
independent charity that gives people the power to speak up and stop crime
The mission is to detect, reduce and deter crime.
This partnership will hopefully raise awareness of the
service and what it does, to encourage people to tell you what they know, to
reduce the need for and cost of investigations and to deter individuals from
setting deliberate fires.
Bryn Coleman, Area Manager of Prevention and Protection at
NFRS said: “Firefighters around Nottinghamshire spend hours trying to extinguish
deliberate fires throughout the year.
“Deliberate fires cause incredible harm to the environment
and could even cost a firefighter or a member of the public their life. Dealing
with these types of fires ties up a lot of our resources and takes firefighters
away from other emergencies.
“We are working with our partners, including FireStoppers,
to tackle this issue.
“If you have any information
about those setting deliberate fires in your
community, please report it 100% anonymously to FireStoppers on 0800 169 5558
or via the online form at www.firestoppersreport.co.uk. If the
incident requires an emergency response, please call 999, you can then call
FireStoppers if you have additional information you would like to pass on