Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service News

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service is conducting taster sessions for aspiring whole time firefighters

The taster slots will allow people to find out more and see if a career as a firefighter could be for them Norfolk residents keen on exploring a hot new job opportunity are invited to taster sessions to find out more about becoming a full-time firefighter. Residents from across the county are invited to have a go to see if they want to take the plunge and apply for the whole time posts when applications open in August. Taster sessions are being held at Norwich (Bowthorpe), Ki...

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service conducts firefighter training for rural safety

Retained firefighters receive a retainer for being on call and carry an alerter to notify them of an incident More than 20 extra firefighters will be reporting for duty following a recruitment drive to fill on-call vacancies across Norfolk. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service is still searching for more new potential recruits to join them in helping to keep rural communities safe. Two back-to-back recruitment training courses have been run after an influx of interest in t...

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service holds award ceremony to honour staff

The staff were honoured for contributions to the Fire Fighters' Charity, Youth Development and Cadet of the Year The dedication of staff at Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service has been recognised at an awards ceremony held at County Hall in Norwich. As well as commending staff who go the extra mile, Norfolk's chief fire officer David Ashworth paid tribute to the commitment of all his teams. The service’s unsung heroes were honoured for long service, good conduct and maki...

David Ashworth appointed as Permanent Chief Fire Officer for Norfolk

David worked as a Junior Firefighter at 16 before serving at Kings Lynn and Norwich and Sprowston as an operational firefighter David Ashworth has been announced as the new permanent Chief Fire Officer for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS). David, who has been acting CFO for the past nine months, was selected following a competitive recruitment process. Building trust and respect of colleagues Tom McCabe, Director of Community and Environmental Services at Norfolk Count...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service respond to flooding in the City of York

High Volume Pump from Harrogate was used at the Northern Power Melrosegate Electrical Sub Station (York) to keep it operational North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service continue to respond to flooding incidents around the county and in the City of York with the majority of these, recently, being in Tadcaster, Malton and York. NYFRS is being supported by other Services including the use of High Volume Pumps from Tyne and Wear, Durham and Darlington and Nottingham fire and rescu...

York gets its new fire station

The new station comprises of three vehicle bays and further facilities ranging from office space to a training tower Work to build a new fire station in York, has now been completed and from the 1st April 2014 firefighters have been operating from the new station at Kent Street. The Kent Street station has been built as a replacement for the fire station at Clifford Street, which is out-dated and no longer fit for use. The new station comprises of three vehicle bays and furt...

Sprue and Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service provide smoke alarms to Mary Ward Children’s Home in Zimbabwe

Over 50 FireAngel ST-620 smoke alarms were provided to protect children and staff Fire safety products specialist, Sprue Safety Products, has teamed up with Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service to provide 50 FireAngel ST-620 smoke alarms to protect children and staff at the Mary Ward Children’s Home in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe. The donation comes following a devastating fire at the home in May last year, in which a nine year-old boy, Aaron, tragically died and 17 year-old Takudzw...

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service adds new station wear to its ICP PPE

The station wear will be worn by around 900 staff including firefighters, office staff and management Norfolk FRS has become the latest ICP user to add new station wear to its ICP PPE which was deployed early in 2010. Norfolk has chosen to opt for the new navy and red colour combination, which was introduced nationally last year, and will be worn by around 900 staff including firefighters, when not on operations, office staff and management. As the adoption of ICP procured f...

Arnprior Fire Trucks receives contract to manufacture two custom fire apparatus for Norfolk County

Norfolk County awards contract of a Custom Rescue and Commercial Pumper/Tanker to AFTC Arnprior Fire Trucks Corp. (“AFTC”) is pleased to announce they have been awarded the contract for the manufacturing of two custom fire apparatus. The Corporation of Norfolk County awarded the tender of a Custom Rescue and Commercial Pumper/Tanker to AFTC to be completed and delivered in late 2011. Manufacturing of the trucks will be at the company’s new state-of-the art p...

ESC and Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Services arrange electrical training for firefighters

Firefighters must have a good understanding of electrical appliances and their safety from fires Enabling rescue services to extend their understanding of electrical fires, we help them develop best-practice techniques and approaches. With government statistics showing that approximately half of all accidental domestic fires in the UK are caused by electricity, hands-on training for front line staff is vital. To help address this issue, the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) rec...

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