Man cautioned for threatening fire crew

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Cleveland Fire Brigade have warned that attacks and threats on fire crews will not be tolerated after a man was cautioned by police for violent behaviour.
He verbally abused firefighters and threatened them with a large piece of wood after they …

Test Your “Unsung Hero” Smoke Alarms


Cleveland Fire Brigade is reminding residents to test their smoke alarms in a continued appeal to help save lives.
It comes with the launch of a national campaign and UK figures showing that only half of all householders regularly check their …

Help on hand to stay warm this winter


Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging local residents to speak up if they need help to stay safe and warm in their homes this winter.The important message, which could make all the difference between life and death, forms part of the …

Blue light services join forces to launch North East Emergency Medical Responder scheme

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A new six-month trial scheme will see North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and the four Fire and Rescue Services based in the region work together to save more lives.
Demand on the Ambulance Service has increased by nearly 20 per cent …

Counting the cost of Christmas charging

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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 …