News Archives: 2015

Counting the cost of Christmas charging

Overloading plug sockets to charge smartphones, tablets, laptops and other electrical items given as Christmas presents could be very costly, warns Cleveland Fire Brigade.
It is a potential fire hazard and could see your festivities ending up in smoke.
Phil Lancaster, Director …

Caution on candles and fireworks

Festive candles and New Year fireworks are highlighted in safety warnings from Cleveland Fire Brigade.
People are reminded of the dangers and to be careful during the seasonal festivities. Two recent house fires were both started by candles.
A bedroom in Saltburn …

Countdown to a safe Christmas

The countdown to a safe and happy Christmas continues with Cleveland Fire Brigade reminding everyone to take care this festive season.
It comes as figures show that extra hazards in the home during festivities can trigger fires.
Over the last four years …

Don’t let your Christmas go up in flames

The twelve days of Christmas have been changed to the twelve dangers of Christmas in a festive safety twist by Cleveland Fire Brigade to help make people aware of seasonal hazards in the home.
Faulty fairy lights, candles, overloaded sockets, ovens …

Celebrate Diwali safely

Burning candles forDiwali

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging families who celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali to be aware of the increased fire risk to their homes and to take extra care during the celebrations.
Diwali, also known as the ‘festival of lights’ is …