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  • Fire service and head chef promote safe Pancake Day

    Fire service and head chef promote safe Pancake Day

    This Shrove Tuesday County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) has teamed up with the head chef at New College Durham to spread important kitchen safety messages.

    National statistics show that 60 per cent of fires in the home start in the kitchen and on Tuesday 28 February, as we prepare to add fat to hot pans, whip up our favourite batter mixture and toss pancakes, kitchens can be risky rooms to be in.

  • Survey calls for businesses to have their say in cutting through red tape

    Partners delivering a programme designed to help businesses cut through legislative and regulatory red tape are being invited to help shape support they need to grow their business.

    Better Business for All (BBFA) is being delivered in partnership by the Department for International Trade, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), North East Fire and Rescue Services, local authority regulatory services and the North East and Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnerships.

  • Launch of a new local charity

    A fundraising coffee morning was held at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) to launch a new local charity.

    A raffle, tombola and cake sale raised £1,610, which will be used by Megan’s Rainbow Support Group to help families faced with the sudden loss of a child.  

    The support group, based in Seaham, County Durham, plans to open a drop-in centre for people faced with sudden loss where they will be able to meet for a cup of coffee and perhaps a shoulder to cry on.

  • Your fire service needs you!

    Officers at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service are seeking to recruit part-time firefighters in the Newton Aycliffe area.

    The recruitment drive for retained duty system (RDS), or part-time firefighters, has been sparked after two RDS crew transferred to become wholetime firefighters with CDDFRS, one retirement and one RDS firefighter moved to a fulltime police role.

  • Firefighters commended for life-saving actions

    Firefighters from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), whose quick response was credited with saving a man’s life, were commended for their actions on Thursday 9 February.

    Members of Darlington Fire Station’s green watch were presented with Chief Fire Officer commendations at CDDFRS headquarters. Crew manager Stephen Dry, firefighter Nick Meek, firefighter Luke Wearmouth and firefighter David Parker were congratulated by colleagues, members of the Combined Fire Authority and representatives from North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) as part of the event.

  • A year of safe and wellbeing success

    Firefighters and community safety officers from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) have reached more than 17,000 homes during the first year of new ‘safe and wellbeing’ visits.

    Safe and wellbeing visits began on 15 February 2016 as part of CDDFRS’ successful programme of community safety work.

    The visits replaced ‘home fire safety checks’, which had long been at the core of CDDFRS’ community safety programme helping to drive down incidents of fire in the home.

  • Fire Authority agrees budget

    Members of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority agreed their 2017-2018 budget and council tax at a meeting of the Combined Fire Authority held today (9 February).

    The 2017/18 budget was set at £27.805M which represents a reduction of £804,000 from the current level.

    The amount of funding the Authority receives from central government continues to fall and will reduce by a further £0.1.2m (9 per cent) in 2017/18.

  • Durham business man sentenced for breaching fire regulations

    A business man from County Durham and his company have been fined and ordered to pay significant costs in a prosecution brought by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS).

    Following two separate fires in January and May 2015 at The Albert Guest House in Shotton Colliery, Hayat Accommodation Services Limited and Kaiser Javeed Choudry (the company director) appeared at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on Monday 6 February 2017, for sentencing.

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