Call to residents to ‘Stand by their pan’

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging residents not to leave cooking unattended following a recent fire. John Feeney, District Manager for Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, said: “We have attended a number of kitchen fires lately, most recently one involving a chip pan. Thankfully the residents escaped the fire after their neighbours heard their smoke alarm and helped get them to safety, but this could have ended … Read more Call to residents to ‘Stand by their pan’ »

Checking on gas

Cleveland Fire Brigade is urging people to look out for family, friends and neighbours to make sure their gas appliances are safe and checked at least once a year. It comes in support of Gas Safety Week (Sept 19-25) and a reminder that poorly maintained appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. It is hoped an increase in checks will prevent … Read more Checking on gas »

Helping out Harare

Firefighters from Cleveland Fire Brigade have returned from Zimbabwe after two weeks of intensive training for the fire service in the country’s capital Harare. Working with the charity Operation Florian and other UK fire service personnel they gave courses and demonstrations in firefighting, incident command, road traffic accidents, breathing apparatus and fire safety. The team also fitted smoke alarms in local orphanages, handed over two … Read more Helping out Harare »

Young people urged to sign up for success

An exciting, new FREE course for young people aimed at 16-17 year olds is being launched in Teesside. Cleveland Fire Brigade has been chosen as an official partner of the National Citizen Service (NCS) to deliver life changing experiences with 60 young people expected to take part before the end of the year. Alongside a fun residential course where teenagers can take part in activities … Read more Young people urged to sign up for success »

Keeping your business safe

“Your business is our business” is the message from Cleveland Fire Brigade as it issues fire safety reminders for employers. It comes in support of Business Safety Week which runs until 11 September with recent research showing that one in 20 employees admit they would ignore a fire alarm at work and many others saying  they have never been told about fire safety procedures. Our … Read more Keeping your business safe »