I'd like to say a huge thank you to the staff at Mansfield Fire Station and for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services (NFRS) for having me along to visit last week. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the work undertaken and the challenges facing local fire services. Taking on the perspective of those staff I spoke to today was invaluable and really opened my eyes to the varied nature of their work.
It was particularly interesting to learn about the huge emphasis NFRS places on preventative measures and on educating its communities on fire safety. Another part of my visit was some hands-on training with some of the newer recruits. Going through even the short amount of training I did this morning gives you a real appreciation of what it takes to do their job. I thank NFRS for all their hard work to help keep local residents safe.