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15 November 22

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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, …

8 November 22

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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, …

31 October 22

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A recent recruitment campaign by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service attracted more than 500 applicants – so what happens after you have applied and how do you end up successfully becoming a firefighter? Some of those 500 people will have attended one of the many Have A Go day sessions that have been put on …

28 October 22

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A new rig that helps firefighters train to deal with real life fires has been installed at the Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service training centre in Chelveston. The eight-tonne rig costs roughly £50,000 and is designed to withstand extreme heat as one of the units where firefighters carry out exercises that mimic real life scenarios. …

17 October 22

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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 …

30 September 22

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Chief Fire Officer Darren Dovey has released his annual report for 2021/22, covering the last year for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. In what is his final report ahead of his retirement next week, the Chief also reflects on the last three years since the governance of the Service transferred over to Northamptonshire Police, Fire …

NFRS staff showing Ukrainian dignitaries equipment in fire appliance

30 September 22

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Two Ukrainian dignitaries visited Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service this week (27 September) to find out about the Service, how technology and innovation are improving our operational response, and to share our experience, knowledge and expertise in firefighter development and training and interoperability. The Head of Poltava Fire Brigade and a representative from the EU …

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