Cleveland Fire Brigade provides fire and rescue services to the unitary, borough authorities of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-On-Tees. It covers nearly 600km2, the area has a combined population of over 560,000 people living in over 240,000 homes. The map below shows the whole of the Cleveland area.
Cleveland is seventh most densely populated fire authority area in England, only the big Metropolitan Brigades are more densely populated. Cleveland shares many of the inner-city-type problems that are a key feature of the Metropolitan Brigades.
The Brigade meets its challenges through the work or four Districts serving each of its local authority areas:
Cleveland Emergency Planning Unit
The Unit provides an emergency planning service across the area. Its role is to ensure the local authorities and emergency services are prepared to respond to incidents.
The Unit also incorporates the Emergency Planning Officers from Cleveland Police, Cleveland Fire Brigade and the North East Ambulance Service making it a unique arrangement. This approach ensures strong partnership working with excellent co-operation and sharing of information.