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Fire: Norfolk Fire Service Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the service

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Shining stars of Norfolk’s Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have been recognised at an awards night held at Norwich Castle.

Control staff receiving their commendation

 

The county’s chief fire officer David Ashworth thanked all NFRS staff for doing all they can to make our communities safe and providing an excellent emergency response in the county.

The service’s unsung heroes were presented with awards and certificates in categories including long service and good conduct for 20, 30, 35 and 40 years’ of service, making a difference, commendation and volunteer of the year.

Among those receiving accolades for their dedication to the service were Richard Miles, a crew manager for Great Yarmouth. Richard has clocked up 25 years’ service and is also an active member of Caister Lifeboat Crew.


 Steven Polley, from Dereham Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) completed 30 years of service as a firefighter and then joined USAR as an on call technician. Steve and his working dog Hooky provide canine capability to assist in...

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Fire: Ongoing fire incident at Manor Farm site in North Runcton

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Fire at North Runcton23 January 2017

 

Following a site meeting on Monday (23 January 2017) at Manor Farm, representatives from the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, the Environment Agency and the Police have issued an update on the situation at the Manor Farm site in North Runcton:

 

  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service have been on site since 12:10 on Saturday 21 January 2017 and using water to control the spread to nearby buildings
  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service will oversee a controlled burn which is expected to take up to seven days, due to the amount of wood involved
  • Environmental Health staff from the borough council will be undertaking daily visits to assess the impact of the plume on the local community
  • To date, local rivers and ground water have not been polluted. The Environment Agency will continue to monitor the run-off
  • Anyone with health concerns is advised to contact their GP or contact the NHS 111 service out of hours
  • Any smoke can be an irritant and as such...

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Fire: CCTV appeal following arson in Norwich

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Police are appealing for help to identify a man following an arson in Norwich.

Officers have released a CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to following an incident at a premises in Wensum Street at approximately 5am on Sunday 27 November 2016.

CCTV Appeal Picture

A property was broken into and a fire was deliberately started in the stairwell.

Anyone who may recognise the man in the image, or anyone with information, should contact PC Steve Payne at Bethel Street Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

Norfolk Constabulary Logo This press release has been provided by Norfolk Constabulary and is related to an ongoing criminal investigation involving arson.


Fire: Campaign for wholetime recruitment is now closed

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

The campaign for wholetime recruitment is now closed and therefore no more applications will be accepted.

 

To those who have applied good luck.

 

If you are still considering a career within NFRS please take a look at our section covering joining as a retained firefighter.



Fire: New Head of Fire Protection and Prevention wishes you a safe bonfire night

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Fireworks

 

 

One of the best ways to enjoy bonfire night and stay safe is to  go to an organised fireworks display, If you do have fireworks at home, make sure you do so safely  following the firework code.

Organised displays are bigger, better, cheaper and far safer than holding your own fireworks party, but with November  5th falling on a Saturday this year it is  likely that many people will celebrate bonfire night at home with family and friends; if you do intend to have fireworks at home make sure you follow the safety precautions provided and make sure you stay safe.

The links below provide some great advice on how to keep you, your pets and property  safe in all aspects of the November 5th celebrations.

Garry Collins Head of Prevention and Protection at Norfolk Fire and Rescue said:

“Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service would like everyone to enjoy the Bonfire night period as safely as possible. Organised events are the best way to watch and enjoy fireworks as they provide...

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Fire: Scary but safe - don't give yourself too much of a fright this Halloween

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Norfolk’s Fire and Rescue team and Trading Standards service highlight the risks of children’s fancy dress clothing in the run up to Halloween.

Scary but safe poster

Following the high profile case involving Claudia Winkelman’s daughter who suffered serious burns after her Halloween costume caught alight in 2014, calls are being made to improve the safety of children’s and adults fancy dress clothing. The recent Fire commission update report includes strong proposals for fancy dress costumes to be reclassified

Currently, children’s fancy dress costumes are classified as toys, rather than clothes, and are not covered by the enhanced fire safety requirements that apply to children’s nightclothes. Rather than introduce new legislation, the Chief Fire Officer Association is calling for this classification to be changed, so fancy dress costumes are subject to the same safety standards as children’s nightclothes.

Roy Harold Chief Fire Officer for Norfolk Fire and Rescue service comments: “Fire...

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Fire: Anit Slavery Day - Help Free the UK from Modern Slavery

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Anti-Slavery Day on Tuesday 18 October is an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery and to highlight the work done by government, police, fire services, charities, business and individuals to eliminate it in the UK.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service continues to work with the Police when we come into contact with those who are vulnerable to exploitation.  It can include victims that have been brought from overseas, and vulnerable people in the UK, being forced to illegally work against their will & may occur in many different sectors, for example, the sex trade, cannabis farms, nail bars, car washes, agriculture & the construction industry.

Mark English, Norfolk and Suffolk Constabulary’s Human Trafficking and Organised Crime Co-ordinator said:

"Modern  Slavery is a reality and happens everywhere, even in rural counties. It’s an abuse of Human Rights and effects society’s most vulnerable men, women and children.

Human Trafficking is the second most profitable criminal enterprise worldwide,...

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Fire: Arson - Blofield

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Blofield arson appeal

Officers are appealing for information after a van was set alight in Blofield.

The incident took place sometime between 12.30am and 8am on Sunday 2 October 2016 in Church Road.

Between such times unknown person/s set fire to a white Ford Transit van parked on the side of the road.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area. Witnesses are asked to contact PC Jack Fry at Norfolk Constabulary on 101 .

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

 

Norfolk Constabulary Logo This press release has been provided by Norfolk Constabulary and is related to an ongoing criminal investigation involving arson.

 

 


Fire: Fire Service give accident rescue charity a new home

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

NARSNorfolk Fire and Rescue Service has come to the aid of a voluntary emergency service with the provision of free office space at their Whitegates site in Hethersett. Norfolk Accident Rescue Service (NARS) will operate from this location to supply essential emergency critical care for NHS East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST).

NARS’s volunteer doctors and paramedics provide cover to the most critically ill or injured patients. Despatched by the NHS East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST), the volunteers provide cover in a marked response car, and also from their own vehicles.

Although NARS has been operating for over 45 years, the charity has never had a proper base. So, with certain functions of the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service having migrated to Norfolk Constabulary’s police headquarters, space has been found to set up an operational base at the fire service’s site in Hethersett. For some time the charity had been using a member's garage as a store room and one of the team's spare rooms as an...

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Fire: Arson - Arson prompts witness appeal in Hickling

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Police are appealing for information following an arson in Hickling on Friday (16 September 2016).

A report was received from Norfolk Fire and Rescue service at 9.21pm after they had attended a fire of two agricultural vehicles. Following an initial assessment they believed the fire was started deliberately.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated or anyone with information should contact PC Gary Bullen at North Walsham Police Station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via their anonymous online form at http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/

 

Norfolk Constabulary Logo This press release has been provided by Norfolk Constabulary and is related to an ongoing criminal investigation involving arson.

 

 




Latest Norfolk Fire Service Stories

Norfolk Fire Service Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the service
Ongoing fire incident at Manor Farm site in North Runcton
CCTV appeal following arson in Norwich
Campaign for wholetime recruitment is now closed
New Head of Fire Protection and Prevention wishes you a safe bonfire night

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