Staged water rescue is carried out by firefighters

17th July 19


Firefighters launched a water safety campaign today by setting up a staged rescue of a casualty from the River Nene. The event was set up with kind permission of the University of Northampton, who allowed Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to use its Waterside Campus to carry out the exercise. Firefighters from Wellingborough and Mereway …

Judges with the winners of this year's Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge: Corby Technical School

9th July 19


The winner of this year’s Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge competition has been named as Corby Technical School. Corby Technical School was one of eight teams which took part in the challenge’s grand final event yesterday (MONDAY) at The Castle Theatre in Wellingborough. The theme of this year’s Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge (NCSC) was knife crime, …

The team from Southfield School in Kettering, with their winning graffiti design

3rd July 19


A graffiti mural with a road safety theme has been unveiled at Kettering Fire Station. The mural was designed and created by students from Southfield School in Kettering as part of their RoadArt project, which aims to boost people’s awareness of road safety messages. RoadArt was the winning idea in the grand final of Northamptonshire …

Steve Swan and Tina Collett from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service photographed with Debbie Samwell, a parks ranger, launching the Summer Fire Safety Campaign

28th June 19


  A campaign to highlight the grass fire risk posed during warm summer months has been launched by firefighters in Northamptonshire. Last year Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) attended 378 fires affecting grassland, woodland and crops in areas ranging from people’s gardens to roadside vegetation and farmland. Today (Friday, June 28) NFRS launched its …

Judges at Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge semi-finals

27th June 19


Students from 21 secondary schools visited Wootton Hall this week to compete in the semi-finals of this year’s Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge (NCSC). A panel of judges listened to presentations by each of the school’s teams in which pupils explained more about the social enterprise projects they had developed to educate others about this year’s …

20th June 19


Crews from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have today been tackling a fire at Brackley Town Football’s clubhouse building. NFRS was called to the fire in Churchill Way shortly before 3am and it was brought under control by about 6am. More than 30 firefighters attended the scene and they were also supported by crews …

7th June 19


An investigation is underway after stables and sheds were involved in a fire in Great Addington, near Kettering, last night. Crews from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) were called to the premises, off Cranford Road, shortly after 10.45pm on Thursday, June 6. Firefighters removed a number of gas cylinders from the scene and used …

Family with firefighters at the fire station fun day held for families affected by Regent Street fire

5th June 19


Firefighters hosted a community fun day for families affected by the recent fire in Regent Street, Kettering. About 30 people from the area, many of whom had been displaced from their homes following the fire, attended the special event at Kettering Fire Station during half term week. Firefighters decided to spread some joy for visitors, …

Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets

3rd June 19


Family fun and entertainments are promised as part of an open day at Raunds Fire Station on Saturday (June 8). The fire station will be celebrating 30 years since it moved onto its present London Road site, with an event packed with demonstrations, stalls and activities for children. Firefighting demonstrations will be carried out by …

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