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27 March 24


Fire, Police and Ambulance services in Northamptonshire and neighbouring counties joined forces last week to test their joint response to a terrorist and chemical attack during a multi-agency training exercise at Silverstone circuit. Exercise Callicarpa, one of the largest training exercises of its kind in recent years, allowed the emergency services to test their strategic …

Dean Keeber, wearing a blue shirt with two red medals around his neck, poses with the United Kingdom flag next to a sign that says Aramco Firefighter Challenge, March 5-9, 2024 Dhahran Expo

19 March 24


A Northamptonshire firefighter has been flying the flag for his local Service in a prestigious competition in Saudi Arabia pitting firefighters from across the world against each other. Dean Keeber, a firefighter on Red Watch at Wellingborough, made the eight-hour flight to Dammam earlier this month to compete in the Aramco ‘Feel the Burn’ Firefighter …

Two Fire Protection Officers for Northamptonshire, wearing fluorescent yellow jackets with the words 'NFRS Fire Protection' on them, examine a kitchen during an inspection.

5 March 24


Businesses who flout fire safety laws and needlessly put peoples’ lives in danger will be pursued to the full extent of the law – in a stark warning from Fire Protection Officers in Northamptonshire. Taking businesses to court is a rare occurrence for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service, but the Protection Team within the Service …

6 December 23


A Northampton restaurant which compromised fire safety by repeatedly allowing workers to sleep on the premises has been fined for breaching a prohibition notice by the Fire Service. Back in February, the Protection team at Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service received intelligence that the restaurant, Tummy Yummy Ltd, in Duston, was using the venue for …

Fire and Rescue Service cordon tape

5 December 23


The following update was issued at 11.00 on Wednesday, December 6: Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service has returned to Gold Street in Northampton this morning following the fire at a building there yesterday morning (December 5). Gold Street was reopened to traffic and pedestrians in the evening yesterday, but residents will still see a fire …

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people to keep their chimneys well maintained over the Christmas period

24 November 23


Northamptonshire residents are being urged to make sure that they check their chimneys and maintain them properly after a growing number of fires in recent days. As temperatures get colder during winter, the use of chimneys increases as families relax in front of the fire – but this also makes it one of the busiest …

Nikki Watson is the preferred candidate to become the Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service

14 November 23


Nikki Watson QPM has been announced as preferred Chief Fire Officer for Northamptonshire. Following a two-day interview process, Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Stephen Mold has said that Nikki Watson, who has recently retired as Deputy Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police, is the preferred candidate for the role. Following a 36-year career …

Station Manager Nick Gayton in uniform for the Remembrance Day parade in London

13 November 23


A firefighter who took part in the Remembrance Day march at Whitehall this weekend has said the humbling experience was the ‘honour of his life’. Station Manager Nick Gayton was selected to represent Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service at the ceremony and parade at the Cenotaph on Sunday (November 12) – one of more than …

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