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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


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.

New recruits are given induction training and ongoing training and support for topics such as safeguarding, mental...

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Fire: NFRS using smart phone Report It GY App to deliver joined up services in Great Yarmouth

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is adopting the Great Yarmouth Borough Council smart phone app Report It GY to improve joined up working.


Fly Tipping Picture


Report it GY is a smart phone app that is produced by software company Love Clean Streets and is free to download.  The app enables users to take a photograph of an issue, such as dumped waste, and forward it with details of the exact location to the Borough Council’s environmental services officers and operational partners GYB Services Ltd.

Report it GY allows firefighters to report fly tipping and waste as they go about their normal duties and in doing so help to reduce the risk of arson.  When a fire occurs on public land, firefighters will use the app to inform environmental rangers so repairs can be made and the debris removed as soon as possible. This process speeds up the response from the Council, who in some circumstances may have relied on the public to report it.


 “The use of an app such as Report it GY...

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Fire: Norfolk County Council-Fire Service’s Cardiac Arrest Pilot scheme already having an impact: success story in Sheringham

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Fire Service’s Cardiac Arrest Pilot scheme already having an impact: success story in Sheringham


A week into the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service’s pilot scheme to assist the ambulance service with life support, and a life-saving incident has already been achieved.  Last Friday evening (22 July) the ambulance service was called to an incident in Beeston Regis where a 75 year-old man collapsed in public. Two ambulances were deployed with police and the fire service alerted.

First on the scene within seven minutes was a team of six firefighters from Sheringham along with volunteer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CFR) responders from the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST).

In Norfolk, ten stations are taking part in the pilot to support the East of England Ambulance Service Trust. 

At incidents where a patient is not breathing and their heart has stopped beating, the fire service is being deployed as community...

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Fire: Police re-launch summer campaign to prevent arsons in Norwich

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Police in the north of the city are warning young people about the dangers of starting fires as the summer holidays get underway.

Norfolk Police have once again joined forces with Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the Norfolk Safer School Partnership to launch the Strike Out initiative.

In recent years officers have seen an increase in the number of arsons in the north of the city during the summer months and they have been taking action to prevent that rise this year.

The group have already been into schools in the area to educate young people on the dangers of starting fires and officers from the Norwich North Safer Neighbourhood Team has been working with shops and retailers in the area to ban the sale of lighters, matches and accelerants to anyone under the age of 18.

PC Garry Hoadley, from Norfolk Constabulary’s Safer Schools and Youth Engagement, said: “Unfortunately we saw a rise in the number of arsons in the north of the city last year compared to the previous year so it is vital that...

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Fire: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service in new life-saving initiatives

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Co-responding Project

A life-saving partnership that will see firefighters from seven Norfolk stations deployed to cardiac arrest incidents, alongside ambulance colleagues, started on Monday (18 July).

The new initiative being run by the Norfolk Fire and Rescue to support the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) is the largest in the East of England.

At incidents where a patient is not breathing and their heart has stopped beating, the fire service, will be deployed as community first responders at the same time as EEAST. Firefighters are already trained in basic life support and are equipped with defibrillators.

Paul Seaman, Project Lead for Norfolk said: “This is an exciting new area of work for the Service and much time and planning has gone into providing a sound platform to start the Co-Responding Pilot. This project has the real potential to save lives in the county by using existing staff and their skills to provide lifesaving interventions. The service has worked closely with the EEAST for a...

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Fire: North Earlham Fire Station Free Family Open Day

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

North Earlham Open Day


To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the opening of North Earlham Fire Station we are holding a family open day. Come along and visit the fire sta\tion, look around the fire engines, learning more about Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service and the things we do and watch demonstrations. There will be games,  bouncy castle, refreshments a raffle and tombola.

Subject to availability there will be an Air Ambulance attending! 

All funds raised will go to the The Fire Fighters Charity.

Fire: Free child seat checks and advice sessions during August!

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service

Children on Fire Engine at Event

1 Aug Longwater Sainsbury's
2 Aug Aylsham Tesco
3 Aug North Walsham Waitrose
4 Aug Cromer Morrisons
5 Aug Sprowston Blue Boar Lane Tesco
6 Aug Norwich Harford Bridge Tesco
8 Aug Hunstanton Tesco
9 Aug Fakenham Morrisons
10 Aug Watton Tesco
11 Aug Dereham Tesco
12 Aug Kings Lynn Sainsbury's
15 Aug Great Yarmouth Sainsbury's
16 Aug Wymondham Waitrose
17 Aug Harleston Budgens
18 Aug Thetford Sainsbury's
19 Aug Great Yarmouth Asda
20 Aug Holt Budgens
22 Aug Stalham Tesco
23 Aug Sheringham Train Station Car Park

All events will be between 10:00am and 2pm.

Norfolk County Council's Road Safety and Fire & Rescue teams will be at the venues listed above, offering checks of your child seats and guidance and advice on choosing and using all types of seat.

Previous checks have resulted in over 60% of seats being made safer by a quick adjustment; it only takes a few minutes so please pop along to see us.

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