Through the ages

​See some fascinating images of Northamptonshire's local fire brigades from the late 19th and early 20th century, kindly reproduced in digital format by our colleagues at the Northamptonshire Record Office from their online catalogue.

If you have any photos of historic Northamptonshire fire brigades you'd like displayed on this page, please email them to enquiries@northantsfire.org.uk.

  • Irthlingborough Irthlingborough

    ​Officers from Irthlingborough fire brigade with an engine


    Archive ref: P/7014

  • Irthlingborough Irthlingborough

    ​​Officers from Irthlingborough fire brigade with a horse-drawn pump engine

    Archive ref: P/7013

  • Long Buckby Long Buckby
    A steam pump machine from Long Buckby fire brigade

    Archive ref: P/7015

  • Long Buckby Long Buckby
    Officers from Long Buckby fire brigade with a horse-drawn machine

    Archive ref: P/7020

  • Kettering Kettering
    An early automobile-based engine from Kettering fire brigade

    Archive ref: P/7019

  • Rushden Rushden

    ​A photograph of newly-built Rushden fire station

     

    Archive ref: Map/5299

  • Rushden Rushden
    Two officers from Rushden standing in front of a pump engine

    Archive ref: P/7018

  • Towcester Towcester

    ​A steam fire engine from the Towcester station


    Archive ref: ZA/5799

Timeline Photos

Fit a smoke alarm on every floor of your home and test them every week - it's a good habit which could save your life #smokealarmssavelives

View on Facebook

Timeline Photos

Be savvy when it comes to electrical safety - don't overload plug socket and unplug items when they're not in use. #electricalfiresafety #firesafety #...

View on Facebook

Timeline Photos

If you'd like to know how to help an injured motorcyclist, a brilliant (and free!) Biker Down Northants course can help. Places are available on Thurs...

View on Facebook

Northants Fire Proposals | Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire Stephen Mold has today announced a public consultation on proposals that would see the governance o...

View on Facebook

Timeline Photos

Never ever enter the water to try and save someone. Clothes such as scarves can be used to try and reach them or a long stick. If you do this lie on t...

View on Facebook

Timeline Photos

Don’t tackle fires yourself. Leave it to the professionals. Keep calm and act quickly, get everyone out as soon as possible.

View on Facebook