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 …

Bonfire Night figures decrease by almost half in Cleveland


The number of bonfires Cleveland Fire Brigade attended yesterday decreased by almost half compared to last year.
In total the Brigade attended 99 incidents on 5 November, 36 of which were fires.
There were 26 deliberate bonfires compared to 48 on Bonfire …

Winter check not winter wreck


Fire stations across Cleveland are holding free and quick multi-point vehicle checks to help keep motorists safe this winter.
The two-minute drive-thru checks include tyres, lights, wipers and fluid levels. Motorists will be offered a free screenwash top up and ice-scrapers …

“Be safe not sorry” – attend an organised firework display


Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging residents to “Be safe not sorry” this bonfire season and attend an organised firework display.
Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection with Cleveland Fire Brigade, said: “Every year people are injured and property is damaged due …

Residents told “Don’t fuel their fire” this bonfire season

Redcar & Cleveland Council, Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade join together to warn people to put their wheelie bins away in the run up to mischief night.
Pictured at Green Gates Play Area (l-r) Chief Inspector Mark Hall, Councillor Helen McLuckie,  and Watch Manager Martin Hall.

“Don’t fuel their fire” – that’s the message from Cleveland Fire Brigade and its partners who are urging residents to help tackle rubbish fires this bonfire season.
The Brigade, along with Cleveland Police and Redcar & Cleveland Council is encouraging all …