Billingham Fire Station provides fire and rescue services to the community on a 24/7 basis through 4 watches of whole-time fire fighters who work on the station.
As well as providing industrial fire cover to a large number of Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Sites and a nuclear power station, the station has put a great deal of work into reducing risk in the residential areas of Port Clarence and Billingham East areas. The staion has also worked with a number of local agencies to help reduce arson and antisocial behavour in the area. The station achieved over a 95% uptake of HFSVs in its area exchanging deep fat fryers for old chip pans as part of an incentive scheme. Residents have been provided with free domestic fire extinguishers, fire blankets and fused extension leads as well as low energy light bulbs to minimise fire risk in their homes.
Firefighters on the station have organised a number of community fun days throughout the Billingham area including “Play with a Football not with Fire” events.