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Fond farewell to popular firefighter and Mounts historian Steve ‘Korky’ Corcoran

This week the Fire Service is bidding a fond farewell to Steve Corcoran, fondly known as Korky, who will be retiring after more than 35 years of sterling service. Steve (pictured centre above) is the third generation of firefighter in his family, with his grandfather Patrick Corcoran serving as a firefighter in London during the …


New Northamptonshire Fire recruits celebrate Passing Out parade

The latest intake of wholetime firefighters for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have completed an intense period of training with their Passing Out parade at the Fire Service College. The 12 new apprentices had been welcomed to the Service back in April and underwent a two-week induction course in Northamptonshire before attending the College, which …


More success for Northamptonshire firefighters in Challenge competition

The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service team at the Welsh Firefighter Challenge are shown - all nine of them wearing blue shirts with the Fire Service logo on. Three of them in the middle are holding a flag with the words Northants FF Challenge Team, written over a Union Jack.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service continued its recent run of winning medals at the Welsh Firefighter Challenge. Taking place in Swansea over the weekend (June 3), the Welsh Firefighter Challenge is a regional sporting event for serving and retired firefighters. The event raises both awareness of the skills that firefighters need to keep communities safe, …




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 …


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 …


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 …


Northampton restaurant owner fined after breaching Fire Service prohibition notice

A Northampton restaurant which compromised fire safety by repeatedly allowing workers to sleep on the premises has been fined for breaching a prohibition notice by the Fire Service. Back in February, the Protection team at Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service received intelligence that the restaurant, Tummy Yummy Ltd, in Duston, was using the venue for …


Firefighters tackle blaze at building in Gold Street, Northampton

Fire and Rescue Service cordon tape

The following update was issued at 11.00 on Wednesday, December 6: Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has returned to Gold Street in Northampton this morning following the fire at a building there yesterday morning (December 5). Gold Street was reopened to traffic and pedestrians in the evening yesterday, but residents will still see a fire …

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