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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.

 

 


Fire: Arson - Officers investigate arson in Cromer

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Police are appealing for information following an arson in Cromer which happened yesterday, Monday 19 September 2016. 

The incident happened at approximately 8pm where toilet paper in a public toilet on North Lodge Park has been set alight. This has in turn caused fire and smoke damage.

Anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the area between the times stated or anyone with information should contact PC Joey Mezzetti at Cromer 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.

 

 


Fire: Ongoing fire incident at Glazewings site in West Dereham

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Public Information Notice

Ongoing fire incident at Glazewings site in West Dereham

Following a site meeting on Tuesday (16 August) at Glazewings, representatives from the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, the Environment Agency, the Police and Norfolk County Council have issued an update on the situation at the recycling plant Glazewings in West Dereham as the fire is ongoing and likely to continue for the next couple of days.

  • Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service has been using sprays to mitigate the impact of the smoke plume, and this has resulted in a reduction in the amount of smoke coming from the site.  The next steps will be to progressively excavate the burning material and extinguish it over the next few days.

 

  • Air quality monitoring visits have been carried out at various locations since Saturday (13 August) and are set to continue.
  • To date, local rivers and ground water have not been polluted. The Environment Agency will continue to...

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Fire: Great Yarmouth is open for business following major fire

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Civic leaders are stressing that Great Yarmouth remains open for business as emergency services scale back their presence in the town following a major fire earlier today.

All road closures have now been lifted bar Regent Road, part of Albion Road and Saxon Road. Four fire appliances remain at the scene and there will be a fire and rescue presence throughout the night to ensure the site remains safe.

A fire investigation is now underway into the blaze at the Regent Superbowl and indoor market on Regent Road but it is too early to speculate what caused the blaze.

Norfolk County Council’s Chairman of Communities, Margaret Dewsbury said: “My heart goes out to all the businesses that were affected by the fire this morning.  Great Yarmouth is a resilient town and I am sure it will continue to be a thriving place to visit and to do business. With the weather set fair this weekend, Great Yarmouth deserves everyone’s support.”

Graham Plant, Leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council and County...

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Fire: Volunteers needed for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Norfolk’s Fire and Rescue Service is hosting volunteer recruitment events around the county beginning at The Forum in Norwich on 11 August, Long Stratton Library on 15 August, North Walsham Library on 16 August, King’s Lynn Library on 30 August and Gorleston Library on 27 September. Volunteers are needed for duties such as Home Risk Fire Checks and community events.

Smoke Alarm Pic

Whether it’s volunteering for a few hours a month or a few hours a week, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is keen to recruit as many willing people as possible to meet its target of 45 volunteers.

As a large rural county, the fire service relies on its trained volunteers to maintain essential checks on domestic homes.  The recruitment events have been set up to encourage interested members of the public to find out more about the role of a volunteer. The need to drive and have transport are the only requirements for joining.

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