North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service News

North Yorkshire Firefighter Justin Rowe To Run 1,000 Miles, Raising Funds For Allied Forces Foundation

Starting on the 2nd August 2019, Watch Manager Justin Rowe from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (based at Malton Fire Station), will be running from Bar Harbor, Maine to the United States Marine Corps War Memorial Arlington County in Virginia. He will be running unsupported for a distance of approximately 1,000 miles over 44 days, pulling a Burley Nomad Trailer, carrying all of his equipment. The run will see him making his way through nine eastern states following the Atlantic Coast Cy...

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Appoints Jez Rushworth As CFO After Nigel Hutchinson's Retirement

This week we are saying goodbye to Chief Fire Officer Nigel Hutchinson who is retiring from the fire service on the 10th October. Nigel became Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2005, following three years as Deputy Chief Fire Officer. His fire service career began in West Yorkshire in 1983 and during his time there he served in a variety of roles including operations, fire safety and training, holding senior management positions since 1997. Talent...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service takes action against Mr Happy Oriental Restaurant for not implementing fire safety measures

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service engage with various trade organisations to raise awareness of best practice around fire safety On the 25th May 2017 fire safety inspectors from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service visited a takeaway shop, Mr Happy Oriental Restaurant and takeaway, on Blossom Street, York. During the visit the fire safety inspectors found that there were people living and sleeping on the first and second floors of the building. There was no working...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service takes action against York takeaway shop for lack of fire safety measures

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service engage with various trade organisations and individual businesses to raise awareness of best practice around fire safety On the 19th October 2017 North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service fire safety inspectors visited a takeaway shop (Naz Spice) at 4 Saxon Place, York. During the visit the fire safety inspectors found that there were three beds at the rear of the takeaway shop. There was no working fire alarm and fire detection in the bui...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service rescue individual from trench on Rossett Green Lane

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service worked with other fire agencies to release the individual Fire crews recently attended to an incident in Harrogate where an individual was trapped in a hole in the road on Rossett Green Lane. North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Harrogate, Tadcaster and Knaresborough along with specialist teams from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and ambulance teams responded to the call. The incident involved a trench which had c...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service increases staff strength post overtime ban relaxation

Staff will now be able to provide cover for staff shortages as FBU ends ban on overtime Following the Fire Authority’s decision in December 2017 to crew the four tactical response vehicles (TRVs) at Malton, Northallerton, Ripon and Tadcaster, with four staff, positive discussions have been on-going to try to resolve the dispute. These discussions have been successful in relaxing the industrial action, which included an overtime ban and, with effect from 29th March, the...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service safety directives

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s fire safety request to parents North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing to parents to monitor their children’s activities over the Easter holidays, after an increase in the number of fires caused deliberately during the Easter holiday period last year. In 2016, the service attended 86 deliberate fires during March and April, and last year during March and April, the number had increased to 159. Whilst the Nort...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service promotes festive safety with 'Fire Kills' campaign

Last Christmas Eve North Yorkshire Fire attended four residential fires and also attended four residential fires on Christmas Day Christmas dinner, wrapping presents, decorating your home – there’s lots to think about this Christmas. But one thing North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and the Fire Kills campaign are urging local residents to put top of their Christmas lists this year is fire safety. While fire safety is important throughout the year, the extra...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service offers safety tips for Bonfire Night

Last year North Yorkshire Fire attended five bonfire/firework related incidents, and this year would like to make it none With Bonfire Night fast approaching, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service wants everyone to remember it for the right reasons; with everyone having a safe and enjoyable time. Enjoying Bonfire Night safely North Yorkshire Fire wants people to enjoy this year’s Bonfire Night celebrations safely, and urge people to go along to an organised event, w...

All North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service TRVs now respond to emergencies

The TRVs can respond to small incidents and also more serious incidents including house fires From 19th September, for the first time, all six new emergency response vehicles for North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are attending emergencies. The Tactical Response Vehicles (TRVs) have been introduced as part of the review of the fire cover, which was undertaken as the number of incidents the Service attends over recent years* has reduced significantly. New technology and...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spreads fire safety awareness for NFCC UK Business Safety Week 2017

The events will cover fire-related topics like risk assessment, safety arrangements, general precautions, staff training, maintenance and testing North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be offering businesses safety messages as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) UK Business Safety Week 2017. The week runs from 11th - 17th September and aims to make sure businesses and their staff have the information they need to prevent, protect and respond to fire incident...

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service opens state of the art fitness and rehabilitation suite

The suite boasts various pieces of specialist equipment used in both fitness testing and rehabilitation North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service recently opened a state of the art fitness and rehabilitation suite, which is located in Thirsk, at the ‘Joint Transport and Logistics Hub’ shared by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and North Yorkshire Police. Specialist equipment The suite boasts various pieces of specialist equipment used in both fitness testing...

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