Make it harder for arsonists


Simple safety steps can stop businesses and homes being easy targets for arsonists during the Easter holidays.
The tips for householders from Cleveland Fire Brigade include not leaving your wheelie bins and rubbish out before collection day and calling your local …

Appeal to parents to help keep arson incidents down

Shed arson

Parents are being urged to help Cleveland Fire Brigade make it a Happy Easter for everyone by continuing the drive to reduce deliberate fires.
It comes after figures for the same holiday break last year showed a 61% decrease on 2015.
Phil …

Firefighter Apprenticeship Opportunities


Cleveland Fire Brigade is looking for 10 recruits to undertake its new Firefighter Apprenticeship Scheme.
As part of the Government’s apprenticeship reforms, the Brigade, CFB Risk Management Services and Hartlepool College of Further Education have developed a programme for young people …

Drone to Give New Perspective on Football Policing Operation


Cleveland Police will join with Cleveland Fire Brigade to pilot the use of a drone at Sunday’s premiership fixture between Middlesbrough Football Club and Manchester United.
The drone will give specialists working on the day access to real-time aerial high definition …

Stay focused on the road

Paul Watson and Andrew Bright

Road safety experts and the emergency services are urging motorists not to be distracted at the wheel of their cars as new legislation comes into force today (1 March) that will see people issued with six penalty points and …