News

Festive Fire Safety Warning – Decorate Your Tree Not Your Kitchen

Cleveland Fire Brigade is asking householders to take extra care when cooking over the festive season.  The plea comes as more of us are expected to celebrate in our own homes this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Brigade has seen a 16% increase in accidental fires in the home on last year, with a particular increase in the Stockton area. The majority are … Read more Festive Fire Safety Warning – Decorate Your Tree Not Your Kitchen »

kitchen appliances and accessories with bows on

Be Safe, Be Seen

Cleveland Fire Brigade is shining a light on road safety to support people across Cleveland, including our key workers, stay safe while travelling this winter. Staff have handed over FREE  light-up reflectors and ice scrapers to staff at North and South Tees hospitals to make sure NHS staff are visible on the roads as part of the Be Safe Be Seen campaign. Shockingly someone is … Read more Be Safe, Be Seen »

cfb staff handing over road safety equipment to NHS staff

Your Rubbish, Your Responsibility

Firefighters are urging the public not to make it a rubbish build-up to bonfire night and remove targets for would-be arsonists. This includes fly-tipping, keeping wheelie bins secure and not stockpiling rubbish or wood in gardens. Cleveland Fire Brigade is reminding householders that your rubbish is your responsibility.  Many householders are not aware that you have a legal responsibility to adequately check that household waste … Read more Your Rubbish, Your Responsibility »

fly-tipping in the garden

Don’t let support for key workers go up in flames

Cleveland Fire Brigade is calling on the public to Be Smart, Be Safe and Be Sensible this fireworks period and consider the impact on key workers when considering having a display at home. With many organised events cancelled, emergency services are anticipating a busier night than usual as people may decide to celebrate in their own gardens. Steve Johnson, Senior Head of Prevention and Engagement … Read more Don’t let support for key workers go up in flames »

fireworks display

Big demand for Stay Safe and Warm

The Covid-19 crisis is expected to put a bigger demand on Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual winter Stay Safe and Warm campaign. 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 direct residents to advice on managing fuel bills, signpost to where funding is available and … Read more Big demand for Stay Safe and Warm »

cleveland fire brigade staff member with equipment in van