Author: Sarah Irving

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 »

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Fire Authority Chair condemns attack

The Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority has condemned recent attacks on emergency workers. After the recent incident where youths, one armed with a pointed blade, surrounded police, ambulance and fire crews as they attended an injured casualty near Saltburn viaduct, Cllr Paul Kirton said: “I am appalled by the fact that certain members of the public feel it is acceptable to stop firefighters and other … Read more Fire Authority Chair condemns attack »


Cleveland Fire Brigade staff will now be offering to work with local partners to support care homes in the fight against COVID-19. This new move follows a national agreement led by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), the National Employer and the Fire Brigades Union (FBU). Where there is a need this will include delivering training to staff on how to use and wear PPE … Read more CLEVELAND FIRE BRIGADE SUPPORTING CARE HOMES IN COVID-19 FIGHT »

Check your home safety online

Quick and easy home fire safety checks are available on-line from Cleveland Fire Brigade. Residents answer questions in a five minute survey to show how safe their homes are and then receive personalised safety advice and can sign-up for more information. The subjects range from working smoke alarms and cooking to electrical appliances and escape routes in the event of a fire. Steve Johnson, Area … Read more Check your home safety online »

Call for help: deliberate fires

Following a large fire at a farm in Hart Village in Hartlepool, Cleveland Fire Brigade is calling for public support to tackle deliberate fires. Despite the current government guidance on staying at home to help alleviate the Coronavirus pandemic, the Brigade is still attending incidents of mindless arson. Steve Johnson, Area Manager Prevention said “It is so disappointing to see that at a time when … Read more Call for help: deliberate fires »