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Fire death anniversary marked by campaign call

A woman who lost her son in a chip pan blaze is marking the 10th anniversary of his death by backing a Cleveland Fire Brigade safety campaign to reduce accidental kitchen fires. Lynn Ford says the memories of what happened in December 2005 haunt her every day and is keen to prevent others suffering a similar fate. Her support comes after latest figures show that … Read more Fire death anniversary marked by campaign call »

Man cautioned for threatening fire crew

Cleveland Fire Brigade have warned that attacks and threats on fire crews will not be tolerated after a man was cautioned by police for violent behaviour. He verbally abused firefighters and threatened them with a large piece of wood after they were called to a pile of household rubbish on fire in a garden in Thornaby between Christmas and New Year.  He also threatened to … Read more Man cautioned for threatening fire crew »

Test Your “Unsung Hero” Smoke Alarms

Cleveland Fire Brigade is reminding residents to test their smoke alarms in a continued appeal to help save lives. It comes with the launch of a national campaign and UK figures showing that only half of all householders regularly check their alarms. A working smoke alarm can buy you valuable time to get out, stay out and dial 999. Phil Lancaster, Director of Community Protection … Read more Test Your “Unsung Hero” Smoke Alarms »

Help on hand to stay warm this winter

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging local residents to speak up if they need help to stay safe and warm in their homes this winter.The important message, which could make all the difference between life and death, forms part of the Stay Safe and Warm Campaign – a multi-agency initiative which sees organisations all working together to identify people at risk and give them advice and … Read more Help on hand to stay warm this winter »

Blue light services join forces to launch North East Emergency Medical Responder scheme

A new six-month trial scheme will see North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and the four Fire and Rescue Services based in the region work together to save more lives. Demand on the Ambulance Service has increased by nearly 20 per cent since 2007. During the past ten years, firefighters nationally have been attending fewer fires, thanks to their successful programmes of community safety work. At … Read more Blue light services join forces to launch North East Emergency Medical Responder scheme »