Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service to hold joint exercise on campus

November 14th, 2022

Members of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) will join university staff on Thursday 17 November 2022 for a training exercise at David Ross Sports Village, University Park campus.

From 8.30am – 10.30am, NFRS will be on campus to conduct a HAZMAT chemical drill. This will involve simulating an emergency situation on campus in order to be better prepared for any future incidents.

On the day, NFRS will have at least two fire appliances, one Specialist Rescue Unit and one Station Manager car present and there will be fire fighters wearing gas-tight suits and breathing apparatus in and around the area of David Ross Sports Village.

For the purposes of the drill, a small section of the parking bays at the back of David Ross Sports Village will be cordoned off, but parking and access to all buildings will not be impacted.

There will be no disruption to any service at David Ross Sports Village for staff or students and all activities are scheduled as normal.

Staff and students can expect to see signs around David Ross Sports Village letting people know about the exercise and there will be a number of members of staff from the university present to answer any questions.

Joint exercises like this are crucial in improving partnership working and ensuring the university is as prepared as possible in the case of real emergency incidents.

For more information about the joint exercise with NFRS, please contact

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