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New fire safety laws come into force for multi-occupied residential buildings

A picture showing Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service staff ensuring regulations are checked

Owners and managers of residential buildings with multiple occupants in Northamptonshire are being urged to make sure they meet new fire safety regulations that come into force today (January 23). The Fire Safety Act 2022 and Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 set down laws that ensure that responsible persons for multi-occupied residential buildings must manage …


Protection team visit more than 1,000 premises to improve fire safety in 2022

Protection Officers with Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service give home safety advise to a HMO owner in Northampton

More than 1,000 premises were visited by Fire Protection officers in 2022 to help significantly reduce the risk of fires in buildings where people live, work and visit. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue has also reached out to property owners across the county to ensure they meet their legal requirements. Among those to have been targeted …


Success for NFRS staff tackling flooding exercise

A number of agencies are shown taking part in Operation Puddleduck

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have held a five day emergency exercise designed to test their response to a major incident. Exercise Puddle Duck brought together a wide variety of agencies to take part in the five-day simulation based on the scenario of widespread flooding at Billing Aquadrome. Forty-five staff from Northamptonshire Police, East Midlands …


Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner asks for views on 2023/24 funding

Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has launched a consultation on the level of council tax precept for policing and fire and rescue services in the county next year, warning that these services are under pressure from the financial challenges facing the country. Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service  are funded …


Stay safe for Christmas by sweeping away any chimney fire risks

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to keep their chimneys well maintained over the Christmas period

Northamptonshire residents are being urged to ensure their chimneys are well maintained ahead of the Christmas period. Winter is the most popular time of the year for people to relax in front of the fireplace, but this also makes it one of the busiest times of the year for NFRS crews to be called out. …


Behind the scenes: How NFRS carries out 4,000 home visits to make them safe from fire

Home Fire Safety Adviser showing ID at a home fire safety visit

Working for the Fire Service is most often linked with firefighters putting out blazes – but just as much work goes into preventing fires from happening in the first place. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has its own Prevention Team to work on precisely that, and a big part of the team are the Home …


Hard-hitting road safety film sends stark message to young drivers

Firefighters cutting casualty out of car

The roll out of a new road safety film based on a real-life incident will send powerful messages to sixth form and college students in Northamptonshire about the potentially tragic consequences that a simple error of judgement can have when driving. Northamptonshire Safer Roads Alliance, a partnership between Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, Northamptonshire Police, …


Every fire engine to have haemorrhage pack so crews can treat casualties

Station Commander Nick Gayton with one of the new bleed packs, in front of one of the fire engines that will carry them

Every fire appliance in Northamptonshire will carry specialist haemorrhage control packs – and crews will be trained in their use to help casualties at the scene of an incident. The move is just one of a programme of measures that has been or will be implemented to meet the recommendations of the Manchester Arena Inquiry, …


Celebrating the ‘cog’ of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service – the Control Room team

International Control Room Week (October 24-30) is a unique opportunity to showcase the department that is hailed as the ‘cog’ of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. Our 16 Control Room staff are based at the Fire Control Room above the Command Development Centre that neighbours Daventry Fire Station, and have been for the last nine …


Wellingborough Open Day raises more than £3k for charity

A Fire Station open day in Wellingborough has raised more than £3,000 for a charity which helps rehabilitate firefighters struggling with physical and mental health issues. The Wellingborough Fire Station open day, held on October 1, saw firefighters welcome almost 2,000 members of the public to the station on Irthlingborough Road. Having originally been scheduled …

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