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Nick represents Northamptonshire in remembrance parade at Cenotaph

Station Manager Nick Gayton in uniform for the Remembrance Day parade in London

A firefighter who took part in the Remembrance Day march at Whitehall this weekend has said the humbling experience was the ‘honour of his life’. Station Manager Nick Gayton was selected to represent Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service at the ceremony and parade at the Cenotaph on Sunday (November 12) – one of more than …


Life-saving efforts and loyal service receive recognition at annual Fire Service awards

An off-duty firefighter who rescued a distressed man on a dual carriageway, and a Station Manager that carried a 95-year-old woman to safety from her bungalow, are among those to have been commended for their lifesaving efforts. The annual Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service awards ceremony took place in Northampton on Friday (November 3) and …



Northamptonshire crews help regional services during Storm Babet rescues

Three firefighters, wearing red helmets and uniforms, help to transport two people - whose faces are pixelated to protect their identity - from their flooded homes. A wheelchair is also on the boat. The flooding incident happened in another county.

Northamptonshire fire crews were deployed over the weekend to assist other regional services during Storm Babet – and helped to rescue 15 residents from their flooded homes. Northamptonshire was thankfully relatively untroubled by the storm, and pre-planning allowed the Service to have sufficient resources to deal with incidents should they arise within the county, but …


Joint Independent Audit Committee looking for a new member

Looking for a new Joint Independent Audit Committee member. Apply by October 31st

This is an exciting opportunity to provide independent advice and assurance on the governance of the Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and Northamptonshire Police. The Joint Independent Audit Committee performs a statutory function and has an important role in ensuring best practice, adherence to policies and …


Practical firefighting scenarios help improve social skills in young people

A group of students gathered around a car, speaking to a member of fire staff

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with GAINN (Growth and Inclusion North Northamptonshire), a Community Lottery Funded Project, to trial a three-day course that delivers key life skills to young people experiencing social isolation, anxiety and mental health issues. The initial idea came about following discussions within a Local Area Partnership, whose primary aim …


Success on the tracks for NFRS in large-scale chemical exercise

A firefighter speaking to a group of casualties

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have carried out a large-scale, multi-agency exercise to test their response to a chemical incident on board a train. The exercise took place at the Rushden Transport Museum and Railway earlier this week, and saw around forty staff from NFRS, Northamptonshire Police, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Network Rail …


Businesses urged to make fire safety a priority ahead of law change next month

A Fire Protection Officer, wearing a fluorescent high-visibility jacket with the words NFRS Fire Protection on it, walks through a door into a smoke filled room

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging businesses to ensure they comply with fire safety ahead of a change in law next month. The plea comes during Business Safety Week – a campaign by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) that runs from September 11 to 17 – and ahead of a change in legislation …


Northamptonshire firefighter awarded a grant for research into animal and water rescues

Mick Titcombe rescuing a horse from a ditch

A Northamptonshire firefighter has been awarded a coveted grant that could lead to improved national response guidance for the UK fire and rescue service when rescuing animals from water. Mick Titcombe, a Watch Commander and Specialist Training and National Resilience Coordinator at Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, is combining his passion as firefighter and a …


Applications now open for Chief Fire Officer job in Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service is looking for a new, permanent, Chief Fire Officer – with applications now open for the job. With around 500 firefighters and staff serving a county of more than 700,000 people, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is resilient and ambitious in its vision to ‘Make Northamptonshire Safer’. Our Chief Officer …

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