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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 …


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 …


Have your say – consultation on council tax precept for fire and police next year is launched

Have your say on police and fire funding. Take part in our council tax precept consultation

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has launched a survey asking the public for their views on fire and police funding and the precepts for the coming year. The fire and police precepts are the amount that Northamptonshire residents pay towards the fire service and policing through their council tax – together, both …



Preferred candidate for Chief Fire Officer in Northamptonshire announced

Nikki Watson is the preferred candidate to become the Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service

Nikki Watson QPM has been announced as preferred Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire. Following a two-day interview process, Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has said that Nikki Watson, who has recently retired as Deputy Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police, is the preferred candidate for the role. Following a 36-year career …


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 …

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