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Home fire safety visits offered to people living with dementia

Stock image of an older persons pair of hands holding a Fire safety in the home leaflet.

Feeling safe at home is something important to most people but, for those with dementia, achieving this has its own challenges. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is supporting Dementia Action Week (20th – 26th May) by encouraging people to sign up for a free home fire safety visit, which can help those with dementia …

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Twelve new firefighters welcomed to Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

Twelve new firefighters in all black uniform stood outside fires service HQ

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue has welcomed twelve new wholetime firefighters to the Service. The new firefighters have completed a two-week induction to the service where they were given the opportunity to learn about the organisation by spending time with different departments, including Prevention, Protection and Business Services. The new recruits have now gone to the …

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Young people taught practical firefighting skills to build confidence

Two young people in fire kit squirting a hose

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have delivered a course designed to teach vital life skills to young people in Rushden.  Nine young people aged between 11-14 from RUSH 2The DEN Youth Club took part in a range of practical and classroom-based sessions designed to improve their relationship with uniformed emergency services.  Across three all-day sessions …

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Multi-agency exercise tests emergency services response to terrorist and chemical attack

Fire, Police and Ambulance services in Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties joined forces last week to test their joint response to a terrorist and chemical attack during a multi-agency training exercise at Silverstone circuit. Exercise Callicarpa, one of the largest training exercises of its kind in recent years, allowed the emergency services to test their strategic …

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Northamptonshire firefighter brings home medals from prestigious overseas competition

Dean Keeber, wearing a blue shirt with two red medals around his neck, poses with the United Kingdom flag next to a sign that says Aramco Firefighter Challenge, March 5-9, 2024 Dhahran Expo

A Northamptonshire firefighter has been flying the flag for his local Service in a prestigious competition in Saudi Arabia pitting firefighters from across the world against each other. Dean Keeber, a firefighter on Red Watch at Wellingborough, made the eight-hour flight to Dammam earlier this month to compete in the Aramco ‘Feel the Burn’ Firefighter …

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Businesses warned not to flout fire safety following successful prosecutions

Two Fire Protection Officers for Northamptonshire, wearing fluorescent yellow jackets with the words 'NFRS Fire Protection' on them, examine a kitchen during an inspection.

Businesses who flout fire safety laws and needlessly put peoples’ lives in danger will be pursued to the full extent of the law – in a stark warning from Fire Protection Officers in Northamptonshire. Taking businesses to court is a rare occurrence for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, but the Protection Team within the Service …

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Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service welcomes twelve new firefighters

12 new firefighters dressed in their black uniform stood outside Service HQ with CFO Simon Tuhill

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue has welcomed twelve new wholetime firefighters to the Service. The new firefighters have completed an induction to the service where they were given the opportunity to learn about the organisation by spending time with departments form around the service, including Prevention, Protection and Business Services. They also helped to form the …

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New recruits graduate from Fire Service College with ‘Passing Out’ parade

The four new recruits stood arm in arm on the drill yard at the Fire Service College

A group of wholetime firefighters who joined Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service last autumn have officially graduated from the Fire Service College after an intense training period.   The four new apprentices had been welcomed to the Service in October before heading to College at Moreton-in-Marsh. Jon-Lee Fielding, William Hand, Max Titmuss and Matthew Weston concluded …

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