Group Manager Barry Mullan was among the group of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service staff commended for saving two people from a house fire in Northampton. Pictured with Chief Fire Officer Darren Dovey

11 November 19

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The bravery, professionalism and commitment shown by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service’s firefighters and staff have been recognised as part of an awards ceremony. This year’s awards event, which recognises good conduct, loyal service to the community and courage in the face of challenging incidents, was held at the Silverstone Wing on Friday, November 8. …


4 November 19


‘Enjoy your firework displays but make sure you stay safe’ is the key message from fire officers ahead of Bonfire Night. The safest way to celebrate, according to firefighters at Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, is to visit an organised, official display. But, for those who are planning celebrations at home, NFRS would like to …

Jo Gouldson visits children at Finedon Infant School

25 October 19


A series of school visits have been carried out by police and fire officers across Northamptonshire in a bid to share safety messages ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night. The visits form part of Operation Pumpkin, a programme of work in the community, by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) and Northamptonshire Police, to help …

22 October 19


With Halloween coming up soon, many people will be busy this week buying costumes and sorting out decorations in preparation for some seasonal fun. At Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), we want everyone across the county to have a happy time this Halloween but we also hope party-goers stay safe. To illustrate the potential …

Firefighter Natasha Dorrill give hose demonstration at a primary school

14 October 19


A county-wide drive to recruit full-time firefighters has attracted hundreds of applications since its launch earlier this month. More than 300 applications for firefighter positions have been received since October 2nd, when recruitment was opened. And there is still time for people to apply as the deadline for recruitment is this Thursday, October 17th at …

2 October 19


A major recruitment drive is underway to recruit 32 whole time firefighters for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, the largest recruitment drive for five years. After a significant period when whole time firefighter recruitment was frozen because of financial constraints when under the governance of Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is now …

Recent emergency services day at Daventry

20 September 19


Firefighters at Long Buckby will be opening the Station to the community on Saturday (September 21st) for a fun day event. The station, in Station Road, will be running its Community Open Day between 11am and 3pm, with proceeds going to The Fire Fighters Charity and other local charities. Entertainments will include live demonstrations of …

Firefighters take part in 'chemical spill' training exercise at university

12 September 19


A staged chemical spill at the University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus became the focus of a specialist training event for firefighters earlier this week. Firefighters from Earls Barton, The Mounts and Moulton attended the university’s tannery, which is part of the new Institute for Creative Leather Technologies, yesterday evening (Wednesday). There they used an artificial …

10 September 19


Corby Fire Station will be opening its gates to the public this weekend when it hosts a fun day event for the community. The open day will take place on Saturday, September 14 (11am-4pm) when there will be an array of entertainments for visitors to enjoy. The fire station, in Lloyds Road, Corby, will become …

Roof and chimney

5 September 19


With colder seasons of weather just around the corner, firefighters in Northamptonshire are urging householders to sweep away fire risk by having their chimneys cleaned. Although people will routinely have their car MOTs carried out, the basic fire safety step of having a chimney swept is sometimes neglected. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) would …

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