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Water rescue operation at Billing Aquadrome

A drone shot of the flooding over Billing

The Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum agencies have continued to work together today (Wednesday 3 January) in response to the flooding at Billing Aquadrome. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Corby, Wellingborough and Mereway have been at the scene all day to rescue the remaining residents from the site. Crews have used specialist water rescue …



NFRS supports farmers in staying compliant when storing dangerous substances

Sacks of fertilizer being stored in a barn

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is reminding local farmers to notify them if they are storing dangerous substances, as they launch a new online form to simplify the notification process. Farmers are legally required to ensure the safe storage and handling of dangerous substances and have an obligation to notify both their local fire …


Profile Piece: Meet our animal rescue team and their 14 tonne vehicle

Crew from Wellingborough Fire Station in front of a special appliance

When Doris the iguana leapt onto a Northamptonshire firefighter’s helmet in a desperate bid to escape a house fire earlier this year the resulting picture went viral. Behind the headlines though was a message worth reinforcing – it’s not just humans that we save. This is particularly the case at Wellingborough Fire Station where crews …



Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service is marking International Women’s Day

International Women's Day poster

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service is marking International Women’s Day on March 8 by highlighting the excellent work that women are doing in the service. Whether it is tackling blazes, helping to prevent potential incidents or making sure firefighters are equipped properly – there’s truly a role in any department for women who may want …


Lateral flow device testing is keeping firefighters safe and on the road

Firefighters conducting lateral flow testing

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is using workplace lateral flow device testing, with officers trained to test their crews to ensure firefighters stay safe at work and out in public during the pandemic. A pilot scheme began in January at two fire stations, Moulton and Mereway, and that is now being rolled out to all …


Northamptonshire leads the way in on-call recruitment

Firefighter Keri Worrall with hose

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue staff have featured in a national campaign urging people to consider becoming on-call firefighters. Working as an on-call firefighter means being involved in a wide range of activities in your local area from responding to emergency calls, to carrying out work in local communities to support their needs or providing prevention …


Firefighters and staff honoured in annual awards evening

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

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. …


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