Recommendation made for the next Chief Fire Officer

On 2 December, the Appointments Committee of the Combined Fire Authority met to consider candidates for the post of Chief Fire Officer at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service. The Committee recommended that the current Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Craig Parkin,…

Every fire station across Nottinghamshire now has a defibrillator

All fire stations across Nottinghamshire have had defibrillators fitted, which members of the public and nearby businesses will be able to access. In the last three years, defibrillators (also known as AEDs) across the Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service estate…

Remembrance silhouettes thank firefighters

Firefighters at Carlton Fire Station were delighted by the surprise installation of two Remembrance silhouettes. One silhouette features a Royal Air Force solider stood beside a propeller, which stands close to the fire station reception. This has been funded by…

Fire service warns of dangers involving the use of tealights

The cause of a fatal fire at Clayton Court, Radford, earlier this year has been ruled as accidental ignition by Ms Fiona Gingell, Assistant Coroner for Nottinghamshire. The inquest finished on 7 October, with the court hearing how Mr Lascelles…

NFRS exercise with partners will test high-rise evacuations

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service will be carrying out a major training exercise, along with a range of partner organisations, at Pleasley Vale Business Park on Sunday, 26 September. The exercise, involving Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicestershire Fire and…

Chief Fire Officer to retire

The Chief Fire Officer of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, John Buckley, is to retire in April 2022 after 26 years of service. John Buckley joined as a Firefighter back in 1996, having transferred from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service…

Smoke hood saves woman’s life

A smoke hood was used to save a woman who was trapped inside a house fire. Firefighters from White Watch at Stockhill Fire Station were called to a house fire on Player Street in Radford at 21:58 on 24 June.…

NFRS apprenticeship programme gets positive OFSTED result

Apprentice firefighters in Nottinghamshire are receiving good-quality training, according to the first Ofsted inspection since the programme started in September 2019. The report on Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority’s programme published today (Tuesday, 20 April) follows…

Planning application for new fire station at Worksop approved

Bassetlaw District Council has approved Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service’s planning application for a new fire station in Worksop on the Vesuvius development site off Sandy Lane. The new building will replace the existing station on Eastgate, which was built…

New fire station for Worksop

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has submitted a planning application to Bassetlaw District Council for a new fire station in Worksop on the Vesuvius development site off Sandy Lane. The new building will replace the existing station on Eastgate, which…

Contractor Henry Brothers appointed to build £18.5 million joint police and fire HQ

Henry Brothers Midlands has won a contract to build a new £18.5 million joint headquarters for Nottinghamshire Police and Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service. The three-storey facility will be constructed on land behind the existing Nottinghamshire Police headquarters at Sherwood…

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