Fire service launch newest wildfire hub station

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has launched its newest station hub specially to fight wildfires. The hub is based at Haltwhistle fire station and gives crews better equipment and more specialist training to respond to wildfires.  So far, Northumberland…

Fire Service donates appliances to support Ukrainian firefighters

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service has sent two fire appliances and an Incident Response Unit to help firefighters in the Ukraine. The two fire appliances will be driven to Poland by the Service’s own firefighters who travelled to Kent on…

New ‘one-stop-shop’ website for Fire Service

  Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) has launched their brand-new website providing residents with a ‘one-stop shop’ for all Fire Service-related information. The site www.northumberlandfireandrescue.gov.uk showcases the work of the Fire Service and contains information on how people can…

Northumberland Fire and Rescue invests in Dräger’s new PSS AirBoss SCBA

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NRFS) has become the first UK Fire Service to invest in Dräger’s new AirBoss Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) with Telemetry, as it looks to provide its firefighters with the most advanced fire-safety equipment on…

State-of-the-art fire engines for Northumberland Fire and Rescue

Six new fire engines for Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service will soon be ready to respond to emergencies from fire stations across the county. Despite the fleet replacement programme being delayed by the Covid pandemic, over the coming months, new…

Jim McNeil appointed NFRS Assistant Chief Fire Officer

Jim McNeil has been appointed Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service’s (NFRS) new Assistant Chief Fire Officer (ACFO), following an extensive selection process.  Jim who was born in Irvine, Scotland joins NFRS from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service where he…

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service to train new generation of firefighters

Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service is training the next generation of the county’s firefighters. Ten new recruits have started their rigorous training at Pegswood Fire Station, the first time in forty years that whole time firefighters have been trained in-house…

Northumberland and Scottish Fire Service collaborate on remote wildfire training

Firefighters in Northumberland have tackled a number of wildfires this summer after the enduring heat wave made the countryside dangerously flammable. While the hot, dry weather was good news for sun seekers, these conditions fuelled a spate of wildfires both…

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