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Joinery business steps in to support on-call firefighter recruitment campaign

A company in Northamptonshire has stepped in to help the on-call firefighter recruitment campaign by actively promoting the job with its own employees. Howdens Joinery, which has a warehouse in Raunds, has been showing its support for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) by encouraging its workers to become on-call firefighters. On-call firefighters commit a …

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School students launch ‘Sky High’ Snapchat filter to educate young people about drugs

A new Snapchat filter designed by students at a Corby school has been launched to educate young people about drugs. The Sky High project, developed by a team of pupils at Kingswood Secondary School, was the winning idea in the 2016-2017 Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge (NCSC). The Sky High filter consists of a series of …

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Firefighters work with trainee ambulance technicians on staged collision

Trainee ambulance technicians teamed up with firefighters as part of a training exercise in dealing with the aftermath of a road traffic collision. The group of trainees from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) attended Daventry Fire Station this month to work alongside firefighters in helping casualties as part of a staged collision. Firefighters had the …

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On-call recruitment promoted during International Women’s Day event

Firefighters from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) were among those to attend a special event to mark International Women’s Day. The event, hosted by Northampton Borough Council at the Guildhall, included a packed programme of family fun, ranging from musical performances to children’s entertainment. NFRS was among the organisations to front an information stall …

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Firefighting skills showcased during councillors’ visit

Firefighting skills, such as the use of Cobra high powered cutting technology, were demonstrated at Daventry Fire Station during a recent visit by local councillors. Daventry’s Mayor, Councillor Lynn Jones, Deputy Mayor, Councillor Mike Arnold, district councillors and Daventry Town Council Chief Officer Deborah Jewell were among those who visited the station. Firefighters staged demonstrations …

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Road traffic collision staged as part of student paramedic training session

Paramedic Science students teamed up with firefighters from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service to take part in a staged, training scenario of a road traffic collision. Volunteers, who wore make-up to replicate real injuries, took on the role of casualties who had to be cut free from a car. The staged scenario was a road …

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Recruitment campaign for on-call firefighters launched by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

A campaign to recruit more on-call firefighters into Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has been launched. On-call firefighters are needed across the county and this campaign will include a particular drive to attract people of different genders and from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. There are currently 200 serving on-call firefighters, of which approximately …

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Firefighters ‘going for gold’ with first new fire kit in 15 years

The future looks bright for firefighters in Northamptonshire as they can now be seen out and about in new, gold-coloured fire clothing – the first major change in kit the service has seen in 15 years. Firefighters will be saying goodbye to their old, dark blue kits, which first came into service in 2004, and … … …

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Two fires on a Daventry estate believed to be suspicious

Officers are appealing for witnesses after two fires, thought to be suspicious, took place on a single night in The Grange estate, Daventry. Police and fire were called to a house fire in The Stour at 4.45am on Monday, February 18, which centred on the front porch area. Two adults and three young children reached … … …

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