Author: Sean Clifford

Cleveland Fire Brigade cleans up

Cleveland Fire Brigade has supported local litter-picking groups following an appeal for bright ideas to tackle arson. Skips and equipment were provided to get rubbish off the streets and remove potential targets for would-be fire setters. The equivalent of nearly 1,000 bags of rubbish were put in the skips. Deliberate nuisance fires can divert resources away from emergencies where lives may be at risk. Latest … Read more Cleveland Fire Brigade cleans up »

community skip with Cleveland Fire Brigade staff and member of public

READY, WILLING, ABLE: Cleveland Fire Brigade is to host asymptomatic Covid-19 testing centre in Loftus in fight against virus

Cleveland Fire Brigade has put its best foot forward by offering to host an asymptomatic testing site in Loftus to help in the local fightback against Covid-19. Since 8 February, asymptomatic testing has been available for East Cleveland residents at Loftus Youth Centre to help reduce the spread of the virus by identifying people in the community who are positive but who do not display … Read more READY, WILLING, ABLE: Cleveland Fire Brigade is to host asymptomatic Covid-19 testing centre in Loftus in fight against virus »

front of loftus community fire station

Firefighters under attack in Middlesbrough

Cleveland Fire Brigade is appealing to the public for support after repeated violent attacks on firefighters in the Northern Road, Whinney Banks area of Middlesbrough. In the last fortnight fire crews have been called out to fire incidents in the area 13 times.  Groups of children and youths are deliberately setting fires and attacking vehicles and firefighters, the latest attack was Wednesday (17 March). Carl … Read more Firefighters under attack in Middlesbrough »

front of middlesbrough community fire station and clock tower

Bright ideas to tackle arson

Cleveland Fire Brigade is asking anyone with bright ideas to step forward and help the fight against nuisance fires. The appeal for “lightbulb” moments comes with the launch of a new campaign where the Brigade reminds people that they cannot be in two places at once as such fires divert resources away from other emergencies where lives may be at risk. Some 85% of calls … Read more Bright ideas to tackle arson »

burnt rubbish with light bulb graphic over the top stating "do you have a bright idea to help us tackle arson?"

False alarms with real costs

Offices, factories, shops and other businesses which regularly have false alarms, could find that Cleveland Fire Brigade will be recovering the costs of call-out. The move follows extensive consultation and is set to be rolled out from 1 April. 95% of respondents to the consultation agreed there should be costs for repeat alarms and 98% of businesses agreed they had a responsibility for maintaining fire … Read more False alarms with real costs »

industrial smoke detector