Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service
Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service area
Area Northamptonshire
Size 2,364 km2 (913 sq mi)
Population 651,800
Formed 1948, 1974 (in current form)
HQ Northampton
Stations 22
Co-responder 2 Stations
Chief Fire Officer M Emberson
Fire authority Northamptonshire County Council
Website Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service

The Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service covering the county of Northamptonshire in the English East Midlands.


The Northamptonshire Fire Brigade and the separate Northampton Borough Fire Brigade were created in 1948 by the Fire Services Act 1947. In 1974 the Northampton FB was merged with Northamptonshire FB to create the present service.

Fire stations[edit]

Northamptonshire FRS has 22 fire stations,[1] 5 of which are full-time, two are day crewed, and the remainder are retained. they are located in the following places:

Co-responder Stations[edit]

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service works in partnership with the East Midlands Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical cover to areas of Northamptonshire. These are 2 areas that have been identified as having a greater need for ambulance cover. The aim of a co-responder team is to preserve life until the arrival of either a Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) or an ambulance. Co-responder vehicles are equipped with oxygen and automatic external defibrillation (AED) equipment.

2 of Northamptonshire fire stations operating as co-responders:

  • Guilsborough
  • Long Buckby
  • Irthlingborough
  • thrapston