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11 June 24


The latest intake of wholetime firefighters for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have completed an intense period of training with their Passing Out parade at the Fire Service College. The 12 new apprentices had been welcomed to the Service back in April and underwent a two-week induction course in Northamptonshire before attending the College, which …

The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service team at the Welsh Firefighter Challenge are shown - all nine of them wearing blue shirts with the Fire Service logo on. Three of them in the middle are holding a flag with the words Northants FF Challenge Team, written over a Union Jack.

5 June 24


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service continued its recent run of winning medals at the Welsh Firefighter Challenge. Taking place in Swansea over the weekend (June 3), the Welsh Firefighter Challenge is a regional sporting event for serving and retired firefighters. The event raises both awareness of the skills that firefighters need to keep communities safe, …

31 May 24


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has left the scene of a fire at Bridge Street in Northampton. Crews were called to the scene shortly after 5am on the morning of Friday May 31 and found a well developed fire at the site of the derelict Fat Cats building. At the height of the blaze, we …

Stock image of an older persons pair of hands holding a Fire safety in the home leaflet.

21 May 24


Feeling safe at home is something important to most people but, for those with dementia, achieving this has its own challenges. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is supporting Dementia Action Week (20th – 26th May) by encouraging people to sign up for a free home fire safety visit, which can help those with dementia …

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

9 May 24


Nikki Watson will join Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service as Chief Fire Officer on Thursday 16 May. Following the conclusion of an IOPC investigation, which found that there was no case to answer in respect of any of the allegations against her, Nikki is ready to start her new role. Nikki, who retired from a …

Twelve new firefighters in all black uniform stood outside fires service HQ

18 April 24


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue has welcomed twelve new wholetime firefighters to the Service. The new firefighters have completed a two-week induction to the service where they were given the opportunity to learn about the organisation by spending time with different departments, including Prevention, Protection and Business Services. The new recruits have now gone to the …

Two young people in fire kit squirting a hose

11 April 24


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service have delivered a course designed to teach vital life skills to young people in Rushden.  Nine young people aged between 11-14 from RUSH 2The DEN Youth Club took part in a range of practical and classroom-based sessions designed to improve their relationship with uniformed emergency services.  Across three all-day sessions …

27 March 24


Fire, Police and Ambulance services in Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties joined forces last week to test their joint response to a terrorist and chemical attack during a multi-agency training exercise at Silverstone circuit. Exercise Callicarpa, one of the largest training exercises of its kind in recent years, allowed the emergency services to test their strategic …


20 March 24


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service Acting Chief Fire Officer Simon Tuhill has said that misogynistic language used by the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is unacceptable, and do not reflect the values of the Service and its staff. Simon Tuhill said that the Fire Service is held in extremely high esteem by the public, and …

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