Two firefighters pictured supporting the work of East Midlands Ambulance Service

29 July 20


Firefighters in Northamptonshire will this week bring their programme of ambulance service support efforts to a close, having completed almost 1500 hours of work during the pandemic. Since the end of April, on-call firefighters from Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have completed 146 shifts to support East Midlands Ambulance Service, amounting to just under …


16 July 20


With many camping and caravanning sites now reopened for business, people are being urged to please remember to think fire safety during staycations. As schools prepare to shut for summer and the UK holiday season starts, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) would like to remind holiday-makers about the steps they can take to enjoy …

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14 July 20


A 58-year-old woman has died after a bungalow fire in Blackberry Lane, Northampton. At 12.45am this morning (Tuesday, July 14), Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the address in Briar Hill after a neighbour reported hearing a smoke alarm and observed smoke coming from a nearby property. Three fire appliances from Mereway, The …

8 July 20


Young people with a talent for design are being set a new challenge to create a poster or leaflet which could be used in communities to help raise awareness of the risk of arson. If you are under 18 and would like to help in protecting Northamptonshire against arson, you are invited to email in …

1 July 20


People are being discouraged from setting deliberate garden fires, in an effort to curb the number of bonfire call-outs faced by the Fire Service. In recent months, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has attended a high number of bonfire-related incidents. In some of these fires, firefighters have stepped in to extinguish a blaze seen …

Smouldering cloths after linseed oil use

23 June 20


Home improvers who use linseed oil as part of their furniture projects are being warned about fire risks after a recent incident in which a pile of cloths began to spontaneously combust. The incident, which happened at a home in the Daventry area last month, involved a pile of linseed oil-soaked cloths which had been …

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