PRESS RELEASE:Keeping People Safe in Newcastle

41 days ago
PRESS RELEASE:Keeping people safe in Newcastle. Vulnerable people in Newcastle are at less risk from fire thanks to a partnership between Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and social housing provider Leazes Homes. The accommodation, which opened in March 2014, houses 16 one-bedroom flats for people with mental health illnesses. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service provided additional fire safety advice and support to the residents, who are extremely vulnerable to an increased risk of having a fire, due to their health and personal circumstances. A combined fire protection system has been fitted throughout Leazes Homes' newly built accommodation in Scrogg Road, Walker, Newcastle. The system provides life-saving protection in the event of a fire by having the combination of... -> Read more at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Trio of Venues Team Up to Celebrate Fire of the North

38 days ago
Trio of venues team up to celebrate fire of the north. A venture bringing together three iconic national nature reserves (NNRs) and three major national organisations around the figure of Cuthbert, – the Fire of the North – takes place next month... -> Read more at Northumberland Gazette

Fire Probe Launched After Flat Blaze

41 days ago
Fire probe launched after flat blaze. A PROBE into the cause of a fire at a South Tyneside flat has been launched. -> Read more at Shields Gazette

Arson Investigation Launched After Darlington Fire

49 days ago
Arson investigation launched after Darlington fire. A FIRE in which a woman suffered serious burns was started deliberately, an investigation has concluded. -> Read more at The Northern Echo

National Ring of Fire Tour Arrives in Redcar to Rally Support for the Fire and Rescue Service

10 days ago
National Ring of Fire tour arrives in Redcar to rally support for the fire and rescue service. Firefighters attended the rally on Redcar High Street  to spread the message of "investment not cuts" to the fire service -> Read more at Gazette Live

Watch: National Ring of Fire Tour Arrives in Redcar to Rally Support for the Fire and Rescue Service

10 days ago
Watch: National Ring of Fire tour arrives in Redcar to rally support for the fire and rescue service. Firefighters attended the rally on Redcar High Street  to spread the message of "investment not cuts" to the fire service -> Read more at Gazette Live

Bolt Steers Silksworth Quartet to National Triumph

31 days ago
Bolt steers Silksworth quartet to National triumph. The first week of the men’s National Championships at Leamington Spa has seen the Silksworth quartet of Phil Dixon, Neal Ridley, Ian Riches and David Bolt put together six magnificent victories to take the National Fours title... -> Read more at Sunderland Echo

Fire Strikes are Ongoing

40 days ago
Fire strikes are ongoing. Fire and rescue strikes will take place from today until Saturday as part of an ongoing national dispute with the Government over pensions... -> Read more at Northumberland Gazette

100% Pass Rates for Latest Range of CIC Courses

34 days ago
100% pass rates for latest range of CIC courses. Three courses run by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service's training company have posted 100 per cent pass rates this summer. The service's Community Interest Company (CIC) aims to deliver the highest quality courses and these results speak for themselves. Delegates on the fire extinguisher maintenance initial course, a National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH) general certificate course and an Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Level 3 Course all passed – a success rate that exceeds the national average. -> Read more at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

NEWS: Timber Trade Routes Map Launched

6 days ago
NEWS: Timber trade routes map launched. A new map of the agreed routes for timber lorries to take through Northumberland has been officially launched this week by the North East Timber Transport Group and Northumberland County Council. -> Read more at Northumberland County Council

Northumberland Timber Maps Launched

6 days ago
Northumberland timber maps launched. A new map of the agreed routes for timber lorries to take through the county has been officially launched this week by the North East Timber Transport Group and Northumberland County Council... -> Read more at Northumberland Gazette

Fire Service Consults on Cost Cutting Proposals

3 days ago
Fire Service Consults on Cost Cutting Proposals. A consultation launched on 1st September aims to help County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service plan for the future in light of further cuts to government grant funding. Reductions during the past four years have meant the Service had to find over £3.5m of savings from its budget since 2010. Achieving these savings -> Read more at Newton News

Sight-saving Mask Launched by North-East Small Firm

62 days ago
Sight-saving mask launched by North-East small firm. A PIONEERING treatment to prevent blindness that could save the NHS £1bn a year is being launched this week by a small firm in the North-East. -> Read more at The Northern Echo

Mask to Prevent Blindness Launched by Small Sedgefield Company Could Save NHS £1bn

62 days ago
Mask to prevent blindness launched by small Sedgefield company could save NHS £1bn. A PIONEERING treatment to prevent blindness that could save the NHS £1bn a year is being launched this week by a small firm in the North-East. -> Read more at The Northern Echo

Fire Brigades Union Sets a Further Eight Days of Industrial Action

50 days ago
Fire Brigades Union sets a further eight days of industrial action. Following last week's announcement from the Fire Brigades' Union (FBU) of a further eight day period of industrial action, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service are once again calling upon local communities to take extra care. The FBU has called for its members to carry out industrial action over national pension arrangements with strikes taking place on the following dates Saturday 9 August 2014. 12.00 to 14.00. 22.59 to 23.59.  . Sunday 10 August 2014. 12.00 to 14.00. 22.59 to 23.59. -> Read more at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Darlington Hairdresser Wins National Award

13 days ago
Darlington hairdresser wins national award. AN EXPERIENCED Darlington-based hairdresser this week won national acclaim. -> Read more at The Northern Echo

NEWS: Fire Brigades Union Strike Action

49 days ago
NEWS: Fire Brigades Union strike action. The Fire Brigades Union is staging its latest period of strike action over eight days from saturday as part of its ongoing national dispute with the Government over pensions. -> Read more at Northumberland County Council

Sight-saving Mask Launched by North-East Small Firm Could Save NHS £1bn

62 days ago
Sight-saving mask launched by North-East small firm could save NHS £1bn. A PIONEERING treatment to prevent blindness that could save the NHS £1bn a year is being launched this week by a small firm in the North-East. -> Read more at The Northern Echo

Hay and Grass Fire Risk – Warning from Fire Service

60 days ago
Hay and grass fire risk – warning from fire service. Warm weather and dry conditions have led County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service to warn farmers about the risks of fire to hay bales, crops and grassland. Recently the fire service has attended a number of incidents where hay bales and grassland has been either deliberately or accidentally set on fire. -> Read more at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

End of Latest Fire Brigades Union Industrial Action

62 days ago
End of latest Fire Brigades Union industrial action. Following an eight day period of national industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has today resumed normal service. The latest industrial action ran discontinuously for periods of two hours between Monday 14 July and Monday 21 July. The strikes are part of the on-going dispute between the FBU and central government relating to pension scheme proposals. -> Read more at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Fire Service Leading the Way in Training

57 days ago
Fire service leading the way in training. Leadership courses tailored specifically to particular businesses and groups are now being offered by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service through its recently launched Community Interest Company (CIC). Two Institute of Leadership Management Courses (ILM) have been run by the CIC with great success and more are planned in the months to come. The courses, which are aimed at managers, supervisors and those with the potential to progress into a leadership role, allows participants to gain a nationally recognised management qualification. -> Read more at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

Fire Engine Rally

20 days ago
Fire Engine Rally. Locomotion held its annual Fire Engine Rally on Sunday 31st August; a lovely sunny day. The popular event featured a range of classic and vintage fire engines, including a 1978 Land Rover Series 3 Fire Appliance owned by Malcolm Paul from Chester-le-Street. Other vehicles on display included a 1990 ex-Durham County Fire Brigade Dennis DS153 Fire Appliance, and an AEC Merryweather Fire Appliance with a 100ft turntable ladder. Younger visitors also won prizes in the free-to-enter fire engine themed colouring competition. -> Read more at Shildon Town Crier

Investigation Launched into Cause of Serious Fire in Number of Containers at Teesport

5 days ago
Investigation launched into cause of serious fire in number of containers at Teesport. Inicident involved 'rolling forklift truck' :: No injuries reported to police :: Road was closed but reopened by about 7.30pm -> Read more at Gazette Live

Town Aiming to be a 'gateway to the County'

22 days ago
Town aiming to be a 'gateway to the county'. A new plan to make Cramlington a beacon for environmental good practice was launched this week... -> Read more at News Post Leader

Government Again Under Fire over Mesothelioma Scheme

53 days ago
Government again under fire over mesothelioma scheme. MPs have again launched a stinging attack on the Government following what they described as a "maladroit" review of claims for the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma. -> Read more at The Northern Echo