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Councillors unite and vote to keep Fire and Rescue within Norfolk County Council

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 17th January 2018 at 12:47 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Councillors from Norfolk County Council’s Communities Committee voted unanimously today (Wednesday 17 January) to recommend to the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) that it does not proceed to a full business case and that Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) continues to be governed by Norfolk County Council (NCC). The PCC for Norfolk engaged consultants Grant Thornton to carry out an independent review of potential changes in governance to NFRS. Margaret Dewsbury, Chair of Norfolk County...
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Could you be an on-call firefighter? Open days in Dereham and vacancies across Norfolk

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 17th January 2018 at 8:28 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Norfolk residents looking to add another string to their professional bow are invited to apply to become on-call firefighters across the county. People looking for an additional career, or a part-time career to fit around other commitments, can help to solve the current shortage of on-call firefighters and help their community.  Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service (NFRS) is recruiting across the county, with the on-call positions sure to attract people from all walks of life. There is currently...
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Norfolk Fire & Rescue Governancee

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 16th January 2018 at 10:47 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Norfolk Fire & Rescue Governance In response to the publication of an independent report exploring the future options for police and fire and rescue governance in Norfolk, published today (Friday 12 January), Cliff Jordan, Leader of Norfolk County Council said: “The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk engaged consultants Grant Thornton to carry out an independent review of potential changes in governance to Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS). “Norfolk County Council...
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Fire at Gayton Road, Bawsey - extinguished

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 01st December 2017 at 10:32 - Posted in Fire Blogs

01 December 2017 Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, the Environment Agency and Norfolk Police have issued an update on the situation at Bawsey, King’s Lynn: NFRS has been working hard during daylight hours and into early evenings and the fire has now been successfully extinguished   As with all fires, now that the site is in a good condition with minimal risk to local residents and their properties, it has been handed back to the...
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Fire safety advice to ensure Norfolk residents stay safe at home this winter

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 30th November 2017 at 12:49 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Norfolk residents are being reminded to stay safe in their homes this winter by the fire prevention team at Norfolk Fire and Rescue service (NFRS).  Traditionally, winter sees an increase in calls made to the fire service to attend incidents in homes as people light open fires, use candles on dark evenings and switch on electric blankets. As Norfolk residents are starting to put up Christmas trees inside and outside their homes which potentially pose extra fire risks. Garry Collins, Head of Fire...
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Ongoing fire incident at Gayton Road, Bawsey - Update 30 November 2017

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 30th November 2017 at 9:09 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), the Borough of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, the Environment Agency and Norfolk Police have issued an update on the situation at Bawsey, King’s Lynn: The size of the pile has been revised and it’s now estimated to contain 1,000 tonnes of household waste NFRS is taking proactive steps to extinguish the fire. A construction grabber is being used to collect and submerge parts of the pile in water before moving it out of the fire’s reach. Working...
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Ongoing fire incident at Gayton Road, Bawsey

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 29th November 2017 at 10:05 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Following a site meeting on Tuesday (28 November 2017) at a recycling site in Bawsey, King’s Lynn, representatives from the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, the Environment Agency and the Police have issued an update on the situation: Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have been on scene since 19:15 on Monday 27 November dealing with the fire and the other agencies involved will continue to monitor the situation and issue advice to the...
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Latest intake of Norfolk’s retained fire fighters report for duty

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 24th November 2017 at 17:13 - Posted in Fire Blogs

The latest retained fire fighters to be recruited by Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service have climbed the first rung on their career ladders by completing their initial two week training programme.  There are currently 56 retained fire fighter vacancies at Norfolk fire stations. With 39 of Norfolk’s 42 fire stations relying on retained firefighters, filling the roles is really important as it means fire fighters are available closer to any incidents and the service can respond quickly.  The appointment...
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Land Rover enthusiasts invited to join charity drive

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 02nd October 2017 at 7:48 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Land Rover enthusiasts are invited to join Norfolk fire fighters for a country drive this Autumn to raise funds for charity. Participants can sign up now for October’s Land Rover event which will follow a route from Sandringham Estate to Holkham Hall. Funds raised will go to the Fire Fighters Charity which offers a range of services including rehabilitation, health care, advice and support to current and former fire service staff, volunteers and their families. Those taking part donate £10 per...
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Driving safer for longer – information events for older drivers start 2nd October

Written by RSS Poster Norfolk Fire Service on the 28th September 2017 at 12:43 - Posted in Fire Blogs

As part of a Road Casualty Reduction initiative Norfolk’s Road Safety team are getting together next week with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue team and East Anglian Driveability at a series of events to offer help and support to older motorists so they can carry on driving safer for longer.   One in every six people injured in collisions on Norfolk’s roads is injured in a collision involving an older driver. Older drivers are much more likely than younger drivers to suffer serious or life threatening...
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