22 March 2013

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue has signed a memorandum of understanding with RAF Croughton’s fire department.

The document firms up a previous unwritten arrangement for both organisations to provide assistance with additional resources during an emergency.

Northamptonshire County Council cabinet member for fire Councillor Andre Gonzalez de Savage said: “The fire crews at RAF Croughton have access to a large array of specialist firefighting equipment that we can tap in to and we’ve called upon them in the past to assist us.

“One example is the East Hadden Hill bus park fire in 2011, when they provided a large dam to hold the water for firefighting and a large capacity water tanker, with personnel, to ferry water from surrounding supplies. We have also previously been called in to assist their fire crews on the air base at incidents including property and vehicle fires.

“I am very pleased that we have properly cemented this agreement as it makes good sense that we can help each other out.”