Top rating for Safeguarding Standards

Cleveland Fire Brigade has been given top rating for their Safeguarding standards by the Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board. The report highlighted best practice with comprehensive procedures in place for cascading and sharing information and good internal feedback mechanisms. The Teeswide Safeguarding Adults Board is the statutory body that sets the strategic direction for adult safeguarding. Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton said:  ‘We take our public … Read more Top rating for Safeguarding Standards »

Mascot kicks-off firework safety campaign

Middlesbrough Football Club mascot Roary the Lion and his friends from MFC Foundation helped Cleveland Fire Brigade kick-off their firework safety campaign by urging everyone to stay safe and go to an organised display. They joined firefighters at Middlesbrough Community Fire Station to remind people to keep on the ball with other key safety reminders such as never play with fireworks. Steve Johnson, Area Manager, … Read more Mascot kicks-off firework safety campaign »

Staying safe and warm

Help with heating at home is on hand as Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual Stay Safe and Warm campaign starts up again from October until the end of March next year. The campaign provides a free home assessment and if required there is an option to borrow heaters and other equipment such as thermal blankets or flasks. The Brigade can also direct residents to advice on … Read more Staying safe and warm »

Emergency services under attack

Cleveland Fire Brigade and Cleveland Police have condemned attacks on officers attending rubbish fires in Cass House  Road , Hemlington, last night. Police attended after reports that fire brigade colleagues were faced with a large group of people setting fires and then throwing items such as bottles and stones at the fire crews attending. Police vehicles were also targeted with a window smashed in one … Read more Emergency services under attack »

Putting speed in the spotlight

Speeding drivers are being steered in the right direction as a national road safety campaign comes to Middlesbrough this month. Cleveland’s Strategic Road Safety Partnership welcomed the Project EDWARD team to Middlesbrough Community Fire Station on Tuesday 14 September as they stop off on their nationwide road trip to witness local road safety initiatives. Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) is an annual … Read more Putting speed in the spotlight »