Make it harder for arsonists

Residents and businesses are being reminded to take simple safety steps to avoid being an easy target for arsonists during the Easter holidays. The tips for householders from Cleveland Fire Brigade include not leaving your wheelie bins and rubbish out before collection day and calling your local council to pick up furniture and other items from spring clear-outs. Businesses are urged to ensure skips and … Read more Make it harder for arsonists »

Appeal to parents to tackle arson

Parents are being urged to help tackle arson as Cleveland Fire Brigade clamps down on deliberate fires this Easter. The appeal are comes after latest figures show that fire setters cost Cleveland £470,000 during the same holiday break last year when there nearly 300 incidents. There was also a 10% increase in the number of deliberate fires during Easter 2015 compared to 2014. Buildings, wheelie … Read more Appeal to parents to tackle arson »

Continuing To Stay Safe And Warm

Spring may be just around the corner but a winter campaign to help people stay safe and warm in their homes is still running as the cold weather continues. Electric heaters, thermal blankets, torches, flasks and fleecy mattress covers are available for anyone struggling with their heating. There is also advice on managing fuel bills and referrals for free boiler repairs or replacements if needed. … Read more Continuing To Stay Safe And Warm »

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 »