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Hard-hitting road safety film sends stark message to young drivers

Firefighters cutting casualty out of car

The roll out of a new road safety film based on a real-life incident will send powerful messages to sixth form and college students in Northamptonshire about the potentially tragic consequences that a simple error of judgement can have when driving. Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance, a partnership between Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Northamptonshire Police, …


Every fire engine to have haemorrhage pack so crews can treat casualties

Station Commander Nick Gayton with one of the new bleed packs, in front of one of the fire engines that will carry them

Every fire appliance in Northamptonshire will carry specialist haemorrhage control packs – and crews will be trained in their use to help casualties at the scene of an incident. The move is just one of a programme of measures that has been or will be implemented to meet the recommendations of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, …




Celebrating the ‘cog’ of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service – the Control Room team

International Control Room Week (October 24-30) is a unique opportunity to showcase the department that is hailed as the ‘cog’ of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. Our 16 Control Room staff are based at the Fire Control Room above the Command Development Centre that neighbours Daventry Fire Station, and have been for the last nine …


Wellingborough Open Day raises more than £3k for charity

A Fire Station open day in Wellingborough has raised more than £3,000 for a charity which helps rehabilitate firefighters struggling with physical and mental health issues. The Wellingborough Fire Station open day, held on October 1, saw firefighters welcome almost 2,000 members of the public to the station on Irthlingborough Road. Having originally been scheduled …


Fire crews and staff commended for lifesaving efforts and loyal service at awards ceremony

A fire crew that rescued a distressed woman from a motorway and a Control team that dealt with an unprecedented number of calls during the summer heatwave are among staff to have been commended for their lifesaving efforts. The annual Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service awards ceremony took place at Kettering Conference Centre on Friday …


Chief Fire Officer releases his annual report for 2021/22

Chief Fire Officer Darren Dovey has released his annual report for 2021/22, covering the last year for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. In what is his final report ahead of his retirement next week, the Chief also reflects on the last three years since the governance of the Service transferred over to Northamptonshire Police, Fire …


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service host Ukrainian dignitaries

NFRS staff showing Ukrainian dignitaries equipment in fire appliance

Two Ukrainian dignitaries visited Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service this week (27 September) to find out about the Service, how technology and innovation are improving our operational response, and to share our experience, knowledge and expertise in firefighter development and training and interoperability. The Head of Poltava Fire Brigade and a representative from the EU …


Northamptonshire firefighter ‘humbled’ to be picked for Queen Elizabeth funeral procession

A Northamptonshire firefighter who was chosen to march in the funeral procession of Queen Elizabeth II has said the ‘humbling’ experience will mark the proudest moment of his career. Craig Douglas, a Station Manager at Rushden and Raunds for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, was one of just 16 firefighters from the across the United …

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