North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service News

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Announces Opening Of Recruitment For Wholetime Firefighters

On the 8th June, 2020, the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service will be opening recruitment process for wholetime firefighters. Between now and then, the fire and rescue service wants to raise awareness of the role of modern day firefighters and encourage applications from all parts of the communities. Raise awareness on fire safety When the recruitment application window opens, the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be recruiting wholetime firefighters for the following fire st...

North Yorkshire Fire And Rescue Service Shares Tips And Advice On How To Stay Home And Stay Safe

With more of the people spending extra time at home over the next few weeks, either through home working, self-isolating or social distancing and with the added distractions that can bring North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service would like to give its users some safety advice and tips to help them stay home and stay safe. Smoke alarms are essential items! They can help give the user and their family a few minutes warning if a fire breaks out in their home. They should fit smoke alarms on every...

North Yorkshire Police And North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Partner On Drones For Fire Rescue Ops

From the 16th October 2019 we will be able to request North Yorkshire Police’s drones to assist us at incident scenes. Thermal imaging drones North Yorkshire Police have been using drones since 2018 to assist with searches, examining crime scenes and at road traffic collisions. The drones use thermal imaging technology and are able to take photographs and videos. They were used earlier this year to assist us at a large fire in a workshop in Northallerton. Group Manager Mark Naylor from...

National Fire Chiefs Council’s Home Safety Week Highlights Key Steps To Ensure Greater Home Safety

The National Fire Chiefs Council’s (NFCC) Home Safety Week runs from 30th September to the 6th October 2019. The campaign is encouraging households to check smoke alarms are right for their homes needs and will provide them with an early warning in the event of a fire. Most homes have smoke alarms installed (95%) but in nearly 20% of accidental house fires in the UK alarm failed to activate. The most common reasons were the smoke failed to reach the detector was because batteries were eit...

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service To Advise Boaters To Use Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Alarms

The national Fire Kills Campaign’s Boat Fire Safety Week is from 27th May to 2nd June. During the week North Yorkshire firefighters will be taking the message to boaters – It’s time for all boats to have suitable smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. Fire crews will be visiting boat owners and handing out leaflets and advice to help crew members know the risks and how to protect themselves. Timed for the start of the boating season, the heart of the message is that all boat crew m...

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service Promotes Dementia Action Week 2019; Part Of Agreement Signed Under Dementia Friendly Charter

Last year during Dementia Action Week, North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service signed the Dementia Friendly Charter, highlighting support to raising awareness of dementia in the community. Fire Engines For Promotion The fire service had two of their fire engines (Richmond and Skipton) liveried with the Alzheimer’s Society Logo As part of the commitment, the fire service had two of their fire engines (Richmond and Skipton) liveried with the Alzheimer’s Society Logo. They also ple...

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...

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