Author: Sarah Irving

Steering young drivers in the right direction

Young motorists are being steered in right direction on road safety after figures show 500 young people, aged 16 to 19, were injured in collisions between 2014 and 2018 in the Cleveland area. Of these, nearly half were car drivers, with failure to look out for other road users as the most common contributory factor. Cleveland Fire Brigade has teamed up with Cleveland Police, Durham … Read more Steering young drivers in the right direction »

Fire Authority has new Chair

Following on from recent local elections Cleveland Fire Authority has announced the appointment of its new senior posts the Chair is Councillor Paul Kirton and the Vice-Chair is Councillor Jean O’Donnell. Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton said: “I am delighted to welcome Cllr Kirton and Cllr O’Donnell as Chair and Vice-Chair. We have had quite a few changes following the local elections with half of … Read more Fire Authority has new Chair »

Room with a community view

Dementia Action Week 20-26 May A fire station community room set aside for regular use by a Teesside dementia group has been hailed a huge success. Teesside Dementia Link Services (TDLS) hold regular meetings at Thornaby Community Fire Station and have already helped some 500 dementia sufferers and their cares. Gail Walker, a Trustee from TDLS, said: “It is a fantastic building and a great … Read more Room with a community view »

It’s official: Cleveland safest place to live for home fires

Latest figures show that Cleveland Fire Brigade has for the second year in a row reduced the number of fires in the home across Cleveland – maintaining the Brigade’s poll position as the best fire service in the UK at keeping people safe in their homes. In 2018/19 there were 113 accidental dwelling fires as oppose to 142 in 2017/18 that’s a reduction of 20%, … Read more It’s official: Cleveland safest place to live for home fires »