What we do

  • Community safety Community safety

    We work to ensure people stay as safe as possible from fire and other emergencies in the home, at work or elsewhere in Northamptonshire, we do this by educating adults and young people to potential hazards both in and outside the home and how they can protect themselves and their families from harm.

    Some of the key areas of work include:

    Home fire safety visits - fire service staff visit people in their homes and provide advice on staying safe and well often working with other organisations to ensure we reach the most vulnerable and are able to provide a comprehensive service which includes health information alongside safety education.

    Youth intervention - we work with young people to ensure they develop a safe understanding of hazards and risk and understand the impact of nuisance behaviour and hoax fire calls.

    Reducing deliberately started fires - our Community Safety team work alongside the Arson Taskforce to tackle fire-setting and work with partners to reduce fire related crime.

    Workplace fire safety - as an employer you are responsible for ensuring you do all that is reasonably practicable to protect your staff and property from fire ensuring your staff know what to do in the event of a fire.

  • Emergency response Emergency response

    We aim to make Northamptonshire safer and responding to emergency calls and ensuring the right staff with the right skills and the right tools gets to the emergency quickly and safely is at the heart of our response.

    We have 22 Fire Stations in the County and provide a 24 hour a day service 365 days a year.

    Our Community Protection Plan sets out how we deliver and are improving our services.

  • Emergency planning Emergency planning

    We work with other response organisations and emergency services to ensure Northamptonshire is prepared for a major incident and develop plans and test arrangements to ensure that a coordinated response can be achieved.

    The Chief Fire Officer is the chair of the Local Resilience Forum (LRF).

    Membership includes emergency services, local authorities, government agencies, health, utilities, military voluntary organisations and businesses.

    The LRF identifies and assesses local risks such as flooding, pandemic flu and utility failure. This information is collated and risk rated and the Community Risk Register updated to effectively monitor and manage risk in the county.

  • Resilience Resilience

    Northamptonshire faces a range of potential threats and hazards.

    As a service we are constantly evolving plans in isolation and with partners to ensure we have:

    • the capacity to respond to incidents
    • the resilience to be able to maintain that response while dealing with other incidents in and around the county

    We have developed our capability to deal with incidents through the support of the government and other agencies and have developed our fleet and staff accordingly.

    We have the capability to deal with the consequences of terrorism, flooding and other large-scale emergencies alongside the more traditional incidents we attend such as fires and road traffic accidents.

​Did you know?

We attended 532 road traffic collisions in 2015 to 2016

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