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Mick Titcombe rescuing a horse from a ditch

7 September 23


A Northamptonshire firefighter has been awarded a coveted grant that could lead to improved national response guidance for the UK fire and rescue service when rescuing animals from water. Mick Titcombe, a Watch Commander and Specialist Training and National Resilience Coordinator at Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, is combining his passion as firefighter and a …

1 September 23


Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service is looking for a new, permanent, Chief Fire Officer – with applications now open for the job. With around 500 firefighters and staff serving a county of more than 700,000 people, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is resilient and ambitious in its vision to ‘Make Northamptonshire Safer’. Our Chief Officer …

23 August 23


UPDATE AS OF 9AM, THURSDAY AUGUST 24 As of this morning we continue to have a presence at Bridge Street following the fire in Northampton town centre on Tuesday evening – and the road remains closed. Overnight one appliance continued to monitor temperatures and damp down any small pockets of fire and smouldering materials. Further …

FireStoppers poster

18 August 23


Rushden residents are being reminded to stay vigilant after a number of fires were started deliberately in the town yesterday afternoon (August 17). Crews from Rushden, Irthlingborough and Wellingborough were called to five deliberately lit fires in less than four hours, which were as follows: 2.10pm on Washbrook Road, where some foliage was set on …

A firefighter wearing a fire tunic and yellow helmet is shown using the new wildfire backpack, which is orange and black, and is squirting water out

2 August 23


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is holding a Wildfire Week of Action to make people aware of the growing dangers of wildfires in our county. Last summer’s heatwave saw a large number of grass and crop fires that placed a big demand on our firefighters, resulting in a 76 per cent increase in wildfire incidents …

Three firefighters standing in front of a fire engine discussing tactics at an incident

1 August 23


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is recruiting apprentice, full-time firefighters and is asking people from every community across Northamptonshire if they have got what it takes to join the county’s firefighters. If you live in Northamptonshire and are interested in applying, the recruitment portal is open until midday on Monday 14 August. Northamptonshire Fire and …

A photo of the NFRS logo on the side of a fire engine

17 July 23


Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has announced that Nicci Marzec is stepping back as Acting Chief Officer for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. She has also stepped back from her Monitoring Officer responsibilities for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Ms Marzec had been asked to act up as …

Fire and Rescue Service cordon tape

12 July 23


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue were called at 00:30 today (July 12) to reports of a house fire in Sharman Road, Northampton. Five pumps and an aerial appliance attended, and crews used four sets of breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets and a safety jet to tackle the blaze that spread across the roof space of …

The word FIRE written in yellow on a red fire van

11 July 23


Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue were called at 14:32 yesterday (July 10) to reports of a car fire on Malcom Road, Northampton. On arrival, the crew found the car fully alight, and the fire had spread to a nearby outbuilding. Firefighters used two sets of breathing apparatus, a hose reel jet and small tools to help …

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