Be a bright spark – attend an organised display

Stay safe and only attend an organised fireworks display is the message from Cleveland Fire Brigade for 5 November celebrations. Steve Johnson, Area Manager, Prevention and Protection, said: “We want everyone to enjoy themselves and it is much safer to …

School saved by sprinklers after an electrical fire

Cleveland Fire Brigade was called to a fire in a school in Marske by the sea last night, which was out on arrival thanks to sprinklers that had been installed, protecting the school from significant damage. The incident comes just …

Firefighters under attack

Firefighters tackling a rubbish fire in Middlesbrough have come under attack from youths throwing missiles and damaging equipment. Cleveland’s Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton has again warned that such behaviour will not be tolerated. Fire engines are fitted with CCTV …

Tenth Year for Stay Safe and Warm

Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual Stay Safe and Warm campaign starts today (Oct 1) for the tenth year in a row. Although the launch coincides with International Older Persons Day the free support is available to all ages and anyone struggling …

Sprinklers for all schools

Cleveland’s Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton has praised Hartlepool Borough Council’s move to have sprinkler systems included in all plans for new schools. The safety measures have been adopted as planning policy by the local authority. Ian Hayton said: “This …