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  • Home Fire Safety Week 2017

    This week is Home Fire Safety Week – look out for safety messages, hints and tips across social media to make your home safer!

    As part of Home Fire Safety Week 2017, we are reminding our residents to register their electricals online with the aim of reducing the risk of fires in the home.

  • Dying to work campaign

    CDDFRS has today become the first organisation in the North East to pledge their support to terminally ill employees.

    Chief Fire Officer (CFO) Stuart Errington signed up the TUC’s ‘Dying to work’ campaign which means CDDFRS have pledged to protect and support employees following the diagnosis of a terminal illness.

  • Coffee morning at High Handenhold fire station

     at High Handenhold fire station on Saturday 23 September 2017 10:30am - 1:30pm. Come and join us for a coffee and a natter.

  • Consett Community Fire Station open day

    poster for the open day

    Saturday 16 September 2017, 10am - 2pm held at Consett community fire station

  • UK-first for Durham as emergency services join forces

    Emergency services in Durham will become the first in the UK to join forces in a unique collaboration to improve the lives of people with dementia.

    On Monday 31 July, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, Durham Police and North East Ambulance Service came together to sign a document pledging support for the new initiative.

    The Strategic Commitment on Dementia will see all three services backing a series of measures including…

  • Firefighters have been commended for their actions in helping a man in cardiac arrest

    On the evening of June 19th crews from Consett were called to reports of a man not breathing as part of the Emergency Medical Response Service (EMR) provided by our service.

    On arrival the crew discovered the man was in cardiac arrest and immediately got to work with an aspirator to clear the man’s airways.

    The crew did chest compressions and used the defibrillator and oxygen equipment to successfully regain a pulse in the patient.

    This allowed the paramedics to deal with the more technical medical treatment when they arrived.

  • On-call firefighter recruitment

    Recruitment opens 21 August 2017

    If you live within 5 minutes of an on-call fire station and want to make a difference to people’s lives and your community, this could be the role for you.

    Why not come along to one of our recruitment events for further information. [ Visit our careers page for additional information ]

     

    We're recruiting for the following areas:

  • We're seeking our next Fire Dog

    As Scrappy our lovely fire dog is planning on hanging up his fire boots to retire next summer, we thought we best start the search for our new fire hunter.

    Our fire dog is involved in the investigation of fires by sniffing out those substances used to start fires and as such is a vital member of the team here at County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service.

    Although we are looking at dog kennels and rescue centres we thought we would ask if anyone has a dog they would like to donate to the service to be the next fire hunter.

    We are looking for:

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