Road traffic collision exercise being carried out at Brixworth

17 February 20


Paramedic students from University of Northampton were invited to Brixworth Fire Station to take part in a training scenario involving a staged road traffic collision (RTC). The training opportunity was provided by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) to enable both firefighters and trainee paramedics to practise their skills in dealing with the aftermath of …

Ronnie Sherratt in his running gear

5 February 20


A firefighter has pledged to raise £2,500 for a cancer charity and is being supported in his efforts by crewmates at Wellingborough Fire Station. Firefighter Ronnie Sherratt, of White Watch Wellingborough, will be running this year’s marathon for Macmillan Cancer Support. And crews at Wellingborough have stepped in to help him reach his fundraising total …

Firefighters tackle plane fire in training scenario

5 February 20


A plane fuselage at a college campus in Kettering became the setting of a training exercise in which firefighters dealt with the aftermath of an emergency landing. This week Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) took part in an annual exercise at Tresham College in Kettering, to work with students in developing skills with which …

Sky lantern

3 February 20


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is urging people not to use sky lanterns to mark celebrations. Not only are the lanterns often used in Chinese New Year celebrations, but they have become a common sight at many other events ranging from weddings to funerals. However, NFRS advises against their use as in the last …

30 January 20


Think you have what it takes to be an on-call firefighter? Wellingborough Fire Station is now offering the opportunity to have a go at some of the firefighting skills involved. The station, in Irthlingborough Road, will be welcoming visitors on two Saturdays next month (February 22 and 29, 10am-3pm) where people can find out more …

Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold

28 January 20


Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold is asking for a 1.99 per cent increase in the fire and rescue service precept – £1.21 a year for a band D household. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) transferred to the governance of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in January 2019 as the fire …

Image of NFRS firefighter

14 January 20


A senior position has been created with responsibility for bringing together the enabling services across Police and Fire and Rescue. Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service are jointly recruiting a Director of Transformation who will work across both organisations and bring together services such as HR, ICT, vehicle fleet, estates and finance that …

Stephen Mold, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

6 January 20


More fire appliances are now more regularly available to respond to incidents in Northamptonshire and they are responding more quickly as a result of an improvement plan put in place following an inspection of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Services, published in June 2019. The inspection …

Christmas dinner

23 December 19


Busy planning to whip up a festive feast for Christmas day? Firefighters at Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) would like to urge people to keep safe as cooking is still a major cause of fire in the home. Alcohol can also be a factor at this time of year as people often consume their …

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