Lateral flow testing

4 March 21

Blog posts

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is using workplace lateral flow device testing, with officers trained to test their crews to ensure firefighters stay safe at work and out in public during the pandemic. A pilot scheme began in January at two fire stations, Moulton and Mereway, and that is now being rolled out to all …

Keri Worrall

1 March 21

Blog posts

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue staff have featured in a national campaign urging people to consider becoming on-call firefighters. Working as an on-call firefighter means being involved in a wide range of activities in your local area from responding to emergency calls, to carrying out work in local communities to support their needs or providing prevention …

Firefighter Helen Pilkington

12 February 21

News

Firefighters and fire staff have played a huge part in helping colleagues in the emergency services during the COVID pandemic – by becoming ambulance drivers. Twenty-two Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service personnel have been trained by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to carry out support tasks such as driving urgent care vehicles and the safe …

26 January 21

News

Firefighters at Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service helped save the day by clearing away heaps of snow so that elderly residents could safely get their COVID vaccines. The weekend blizzard made paths and roads extra icy, and fire crews from across the county have played their part by making vaccination centres safe for older residents …

22 January 21

News

Smoke hoods recently deployed by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) on every fire engine in the county as a tool to keep people safe during fire evacuations have been used for the first time by firefighters in Northampton. Firefighters from the Mounts, Moulton and Brixworth attended a fire at a block of flats in …

22 January 21

News

The Fire Service has been praised for the positive contribution it has made to the community throughout the Covid 19 pandemic, while continuing to carry out its day-to-day business of keeping people safe. In August 2020, the Home Secretary asked HMICFRS to inspect how Fire & Rescue Services in England were responding to the Covid …

21 January 21

News

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is giving continued support to the county’s response to COVID 19, driving ambulances and assisting with the transfer of the deceased from Northampton General Hospital to the Leys, which is the county’s temporary body storage facility and part of the Local Resilience Forum. The Government asked the fire service …

15 January 21

News

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) are urging people to be aware of some basic fire safety tips during lockdown, following a spate of fires caused by cooking and heating in the home. With people across the county now asked to stay indoors to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and people working from home and …

Chief Fire Officer Darren Dovey with Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold

16 December 20

News

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has joined forces with Crimestoppers to launch a new service for people to report information about deliberate fires anonymously. The new service – FireStoppers – has been jointly funded by NFRS, Northamptonshire Police and the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. It will allow people to provide information via …

Jolly Safe logo

16 December 20

News

With Christmas around the corner, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has launched its annual campaign, urging people to keep safe during the festivities. Cooking, candle use, alcohol consumption, the use of fairy lights and new electrical gadgets often help make the season fun, but they can also pose risks when it comes to fire …

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