New Director of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service appointed

Ceri Sumner has been appointed as the new Director of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. The appointment follows existing Interim Chief Fire Officer Tim Edwards’s announcement of his intention to retire from the service at the end of the summer.…

Reaction to HMICFRS report on Norfolk’s Fire & Rescue Service

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate has published a report into Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. The overall judgement was that the service requires improvement, although there are key areas judged to be good, including our understanding of fires and other risks in…

Apply to be a Norfolk wholetime firefighter

Applications are now open to recruit the next group of wholetime firefighters for Norfolk. ‘We’re excited to be starting the search for Norfolk’s future firefighters as we move into a busy phase for our service,’ said Cllr Margaret Dewsbury, Cabinet…

Investing in fire safety at Norfolk’s high-rise buildings 

A training exercise at a high-rise building in Norwich was the latest piece of work carried out across Norfolk in response to the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Following the tragic fire in June 2017, the subsequent and ongoing inquiry has produced…

Safer training towers for Norfolk’s fire stations

Improvements to Norfolk fire stations, which will help firefighters carry out lifesaving training exercises and prepare for public-safety incidents have been completed. A £1.75 million investment by Norfolk County Council in 21 new training towers was completed earlier this month.…

New Chief Fire Officer announced for Norfolk

Tim Edwards has been appointed as Norfolk’s new interim chief fire officer. The appointment follows existing Chief Fire Officer Stuart Ruff’s announcement of his intention to retire from the service, which he has been at the helm of since the…

Young people set for a brighter future after attending our Team

A Team of 16 young people in Norfolk are heading for a brighter future after learning new skills with Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service. The young people undertook a 12-week personal development course at Norwich and Dereham, and their recent…

Fire safety reminder for Norfolk’s businesses as they recover from Covid-19 pandemic

Norfolk business owners are being urged not to overlook safety and reminded that help is available to support them in reducing the risk of fire. Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service is backing Business Safety Week from 6–12 September, run by…

Learn about water safety – fire crews and partners raise awareness of dangers with public events

Residents and visitors to some of Norfolk’s most scenic waterside spots are invited to find out more about water safety from the county’s fire crews. Fire and rescue crews will build on public engagement work already undertaken this year, and…

Pandemic response work of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service highlighted in report

A report highlighting the work of Norfolk Fire & Rescue Service over the last year will go to Norfolk County Council’s cabinet for approval next month. The annual statement of assurance gives details of finance, governance and operational issues, covers…

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