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Football clubs back campaign to show drink driving the red card

Football clubs across the region have backed a campaign by Road Safety GB North East to give drink driving the red card during Euro 2016. The road safety group, whose membership includes Cleveland Fire Brigade, is being joined by Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Sunderland and Newcastle football clubs as it aims to raise awareness about the dangers of drink driving and ultimately reduce accident and casualty figures during … Read more Football clubs back campaign to show drink driving the red card »

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 »