This section keeps you up-to-date with all that is going on across Cleveland Fire Brigade, below are some of our latest press releases.

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Call for help: deliberate fires

Following a large fire at a farm in Hart Village in Hartlepool, Cleveland Fire Brigade is calling for public support to tackle deliberate fires. Despite the current government guidance on staying at home to help alleviate the Coronavirus pandemic, the Brigade is still attending incidents of mindless arson. Steve Johnson, Area Manager Prevention said “It is so disappointing to see that at a time when … Read more Call for help: deliberate fires »

Community safety our priority

Cleveland Fire Brigade’s number one priority is the safety of our communities.  We are committed to following the latest Government and Public Health England advice and guidance to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 virus. We want to reassure the public that during this pandemic we are continually reviewing the situation and our services. We will respond to emergency calls as normal and continue to … Read more Community safety our priority »

Tackling Arson Together

Cleveland Fire Brigade is launching a campaign to tackle arson as the estimated costs to the local economy reached nearly £18m in 2018/19. 85% of fire calls to the Brigade are deliberate fires and they divert resources away from other emergencies and prevention activities. The campaign launches today and will focus on how much deliberate fires are costing Cleveland communities and how we all need … Read more Tackling Arson Together »

image of £50 notes with one being burnt by pound on fire, text saying do you have money to burn?

Memorial plaque unveiling ceremony for fallen Firefighter Ronald Dixon

Issued on behalf of Cleveland Fire Brigade and the FBU The Fire Brigades Union is honoured to hold an unveiling ceremony in memory of Firefighter Ronald Dixon of Middlesbrough Fire Station. FF Dixon tragically lost his life in the line of duty on the 24th of February 1969, from injuries sustained whilst involved in Firefighting operations at a fire at Middlesbrough Laundry, Windermere Road, Middlesbrough. … Read more Memorial plaque unveiling ceremony for fallen Firefighter Ronald Dixon »

Middlesbrough Community Fire Station with FBU Cleveland logo, CFB logo and Firefighters 100 Lottery logo

Setting the Safeguarding Standards

Cleveland Fire Brigade has been given top rating for their safeguarding standards. It comes with the Brigade getting an excellent rating following an independent audit by the Teeswide Adult Safeguarding Board (TSAB) where four areas of ‘best practice’ and a further two areas of ‘good practice’ were highlighted by the independent board. TSAB is the statutory body that sets the strategic direction for adult safeguarding. … Read more Setting the Safeguarding Standards »

Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board and Cleveland Fire Brigade logos