Clean cooking is safe way to reduce fire risk

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging people to come clean with their cooking. It follows a spate of recent kitchen fires being sparked by a build-up of grease and fat on cookers. John Feeney, District Manager for Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland at Cleveland Fire Brigade said: “Cleaning surfaces can only take a few seconds but can be vital in reducing the chances of fat bursting into … Read more Clean cooking is safe way to reduce fire risk »

Cleveland expand innovative life-saving trial

A new six-month trial scheme which sees North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and the region’s four Fire and Rescue Services work together to save more lives has now expanded in Cleveland. The Emergency Medical Response (EMR) trial began in January in Cleveland, Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, and County Durham and Darlington. Cleveland Fire Brigade has been co-responding to the most serious calls with NEAS for … Read more Cleveland expand innovative life-saving trial »

Wake up to the deadly risk of smoking in the home

Cleveland Fire Brigade is targeting the dangers of smoking at home. Smoking in bed or after drinking are key factors in accidental fires with nearly 30 in Cleveland in the past two years. Falling asleep with a lit cigarette in hand also means you will be close to any resulting fire and your chances of escape are reduced. Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection at … Read more Wake up to the deadly risk of smoking in the home »

Have your say on proposed new community fire stations

Members of the public can have their say on plans for two new community fire stations when they go on display for the first time later this month. Cleveland Fire Authority is proposing to replace Grangetown and Thornaby fire stations, built in 1974, on their current sites with state-of-the-art modern buildings which could be ready by August 2017. The new stations have identical single storey … Read more Have your say on proposed new community fire stations »

Recruitment opens for part-time firefighters

Cleveland Fire Brigade is holding a recruitment drive to find retained (part-time) firefighters to help protect their local community. We are looking for recruits for stations in Redcar, Stockton, Headland, Yarm, Guisborough, Saltburn, Skelton and Loftus. Retained firefighters are members of the community who are paid to provide an on-call service responding to emergency calls in the same way as full-time firefighters, using the same … Read more Recruitment opens for part-time firefighters »