Open fire

26 November 20


Firefighters in Northamptonshire attended 70 per cent more chimney fires last year, compared to the year before. In the financial year 2019-2020, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) attended 68 chimney fires, compared to 40 in 2018-2019. With the colder weather now setting in, NFRS would like to remind people to please have their chimney …

Winner Callum Stewart, centre, with Prevention Team Leader Darren Carson and Youth Engagement Officer Michelle Bates

16 November 20


Organisers of a poster competition aimed at highlighting the dangers of arson have announced the winner as 11-year-old Callum Stewart from Northampton. The competition for under 18s was launched earlier this year by the joint Arson Task Force (ATF) and Prevention teams (Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service), who were looking for leaflets …

Police Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold discusses the fire escape hoods with Area Manager Philip Pells and Chief Fire Officer Darren Dovey

10 November 20


Thousands of pounds in post-Grenfell funding have been spent on kitting every fire engine in the county with fire escape hoods, to help keep people safer during fire evacuations. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has bought in 120 fire escape hoods, which can be placed over the heads of members of the public to …

6 November 20


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are asking people to be alert to unexpected callers after a man claiming to be from the fire service tried to get access to business premises in the north of the county last week. The man said that he was making checks and asked to be allowed to look …

5 November 20


Firefighters rescued three residents who became trapped following a fire at their care home. Fire crews from Kettering and Corby attended the blaze in School Place, Corby, today (Thursday, November 5) at about 3.30pm. When they arrived, firefighters in breathing apparatus were deployed to search for those trapped and to extinguish the fire. More than …

Kenneth Amassah

31 October 20


When Kenneth Amassah came to the UK to study, at the age of 25, he believed he would soon return home to Ghana. Looking back the 42-year-old, who now works for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), explained that his intention never was to stay. He recalled: “When I came here to the UK, it …

control room 3

22 October 20


When the public ring 999 to report a fire, someone trapped in water, or even a chemical incident, they will speak to an operator in the control room at Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS). This International Control Room Week (19-25 October), NFRS would like to mark the tremendous achievements of our four Watches who …


21 October 20


We are today launching our ‘Creep Safe’ campaign, encouraging people across Northamptonshire to enjoy celebrations safely this Halloween. Covid-19 restrictions mean that this year Northamptonshire Police is discouraging trick or treating activities, a decision Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is supporting as an emergency service partner. However, this doesn’t mean that all fun is …

19 October 20


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is keen to support Black History Month this October, marking the achievements and contributions of Black people in all walks of life. The Service took this opportunity to put together a profile piece about Corby firefighter Fitzy Jacobs, who has served just under 20 years with the Service. Fitzy reflected …

30 September 20


If you want to make your car sparkle and shine but don’t fancy doing this yourself, our firefighters can lend a helping hand…all for charity. Desborough and Corby Fire Stations will be hosting Covid-secure car washes this month to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity. These will take place on the following dates: • …

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