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Firefighters to help teach bar and restaurant staff life-saving water rescue skills

Firefighters in Northamptonshire will soon be able to help teach bar and restaurant staff life-saving skills if someone needs rescuing from the water. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, in partnership with the charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), will soon be rolling out the ‘Waterside Responder’ scheme that has proved a success in other …

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Profile Piece: The former airfield that’s now helping to develop our firefighters

At the end of a former runway and surrounded by wind turbines and grazing sheep lie the three buildings in Northamptonshire that catch fire the most. It’s by design of course, as the site at Chelveston is where wholetime and on-call firefighters head to undergo training and assessments that will stand them in good stead …

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Northamptonshire bikers learn lifesaving skills at free course

Bikers took advantage of a free safety course run by Northamptonshire emergency services to learn vital skills that will help them save the life of a fellow biker. The ‘Biker Down’ course – a joint initiative between Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, Northamptonshire Police, and the Office for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner – …

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

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 …

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Northamptonshire businesses urged to review their fire safety

Northamptonshire businesses are being urged to review fire safety at their premises after a challenging 18-month period due to COVID. As social distancing restrictions have eased, businesses have been slowly allowed to reopen. But this may mean that they need to evaluate any changes to risk assessments following the pandemic. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service …

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Free course to offer Northamptonshire bikers lifesaving skills

Bikers in Northamptonshire are being invited to a free course that will teach them vital lifesaving skills should they see a fellow motorcyclist involved in a collision. The ‘Biker Down’ course on September 4 – a joint initiative between Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service, Northamptonshire Police, and the Office for the Police, Fire and Crime …

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New CPR dolls to help deliver ‘lifesaving’ training skills

New portable mannequins will help to ensure that lifesaving resuscitation skills can be taught more easily across Northamptonshire. The new mannequins will be available for the Prevention team at Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service to use at community organisations and events, and will also be used by the Emergency Services Cadets to teach young people …

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