17 January 22


Marina staff have praised Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue for helping to deliver lifesaving water safety training. Firefighters and members of the Prevention Team had been rolling out ‘Waterside Responder’ training in conjunction with the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, and on January 14 NFRS went along to Gayton Marina to deliver a session for marina staff. …

12 January 22


Firefighters from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are urging motorists in the county to carefully consider where they are parking their vehicles, as crews see an increase in the number of cars being parked in places which could prevent them from attending potentially life-threatening emergencies. Over recent weeks, there have been incidents in Wellingborough, …


31 December 21


Northamptonshire residents are being urged to stay safe if holding their own fireworks displays on New Year’s Eve. Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service would always recommend going to official displays, but if you do choose to hold your own then there are some simple measures to be followed that should ensure the safety of both …

Roof and chimney

22 December 21


Northamptonshire residents are being urged to ensure their chimneys are well maintained, as the Fire Service sees an increasing number of chimney fires. With winter proving the most popular time of the year to relax in front of the fireplace, it’s also the most common time of year for our crews to get called out. …

21 December 21


A draft strategy for the next three years has outlined how Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service (NFRS) will keep communities safe and tackle potential risks – and residents are being asked to share their views on it. The new Community Risk Management Plan (CRMP) covers the years from 2022 to 2025 and has taken a …

7 December 21


Emergency services held a live training exercise at the end of November to test their response to a potential major incident in the East Midlands.The exercise was staged at the disused University of Northampton St George’s Avenue campus and involved firefighters, armed police and paramedics, all working together to respond to the test incident.The scenario …

2 December 21


Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service was called to reports of a fire at a commercial premise on St James Mill Road in Northampton at 3.34pm yesterday (December 1) Upon arrival it was clear that two workshop garages at the site were well alight, and the immediate priority was to attempt to stop the spread of …

25 November 21


Police officers and firefighters are working together to put Rushden first in a fine example of collaborative working. Rushden Fire Station can be highlighted countywide as an example of best practice with the fire crew working hand-in-hand with the town’s Neighbourhood Policing team. Fire Station Manager Craig Douglas and Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Leigh Françoise Goodwin …

22 November 21


Sonia Wardiell joined NFRS a year ago (Nov 2020) after a career working with children and young people with special educational needs. During this time Sonia started to take an interest in safeguarding and family support and found herself working with other agencies, such as social workers and therapists, providing appropriate support to individuals and …

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