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A drone shot of the flooding over Billing

3 January 24

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The Northamptonshire Local Resilience Forum agencies have continued to work together today (Wednesday 3 January) in response to the flooding at Billing Aquadrome. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service crews from Corby, Wellingborough and Mereway have been at the scene all day to rescue the remaining residents from the site. Crews have used specialist water rescue …

Four members of the Daventry fire crew, left to right, are Duncan Timbs, Sebastien Ward, James Young and Keiran Davies. The four are shown in their black firefighter shirts in front of the Daventry fire engine.

15 June 23

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There’s more to being a firefighter than needing to stay cool in the heat of the moment. The normal day-to-day part of the role can sometimes be forgotten amidst the drama of dealing with a burning building or rescuing someone in distress. We spent the day with four firefighters working out of Daventry Fire Station …

Sacks of fertilizer being stored in a barn

3 February 23

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Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is reminding local farmers to notify them if they are storing dangerous substances, as they launch a new online form to simplify the notification process. Farmers are legally required to ensure the safe storage and handling of dangerous substances and have an obligation to notify both their local fire …

Crew from Wellingborough Fire Station in front of a special appliance

7 September 21

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When Doris the iguana leapt onto a Northamptonshire firefighter’s helmet in a desperate bid to escape a house fire earlier this year the resulting picture went viral. Behind the headlines though was a message worth reinforcing – it’s not just humans that we save. This is particularly the case at Wellingborough Fire Station where crews …

6 July 21

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Fire crews from across the county tackled a house blaze in Byfield yesterday (July 5) that affected a row of properties in the village. Crews were called to Jubilee Close at 3.17pm and on arrival the two pumps from Daventry, and a further appliance from Long Buckby, found a mid-terrace two-storey property well alight and …

International Women's Day poster

8 March 21

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Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service is marking International Women’s Day on March 8 by highlighting the excellent work that women are doing in the service. Whether it is tackling blazes, helping to prevent potential incidents or making sure firefighters are equipped properly – there’s truly a role in any department for women who may want …

Firefighters conducting lateral flow testing

4 March 21

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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 …

Firefighter Keri Worrall with hose

1 March 21

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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 …

Group Manager Barry Mullan was among the group of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service staff commended for saving two people from a house fire in Northampton. Pictured with Chief Fire Officer Darren Dovey

11 November 19

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The bravery, professionalism and commitment shown by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service’s firefighters and staff have been recognised as part of an awards ceremony. This year’s awards event, which recognises good conduct, loyal service to the community and courage in the face of challenging incidents, was held at the Silverstone Wing on Friday, November 8. …

Fire damage at business in Regent Street, Kettering

14 May 19

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Fire crews remain on the scene of a large fire at a business in Regent Street, Kettering. Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) was called shortly after 12.30pm yesterday, May 13, and firefighters remain at the incident today, Tuesday, May 14, to monitor hotspots within the remains of the building and make the area safe. …

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