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  • Crook Fire Station open day Saturday 17 June

    Keep your Racing for the Track

    Crook Fire Station open day Saturday 17 June, 10:00-16:00

    Croft racing school Super Car and Mini Cooper
    Driving Simulator
    CDDFRS Extrication Team
    Go Kart and Beer Googles Challenge
    Road and Bike Safety 
    Police Interceptor

    Other Attractions include:
    ALP Rides
    Firefighting demonstrations
    Fireman Sam
    Young Firefighters

     

  • 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:

  • The new home of four emergency services has opened its doors in Barnard Castle

    The building known as Barnard Castle Emergency Services building, is shared between County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Durham Constabulary, North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and Teesdale and Weardale Search and Mountain Rescue Team.

    The build began on Wilson Street at the site of the old fire station, in February 2016 with CDDFRS moving in on 10th March 2017.  They were closely followed by the others who were all moved in by the end of April.

  • Product recall and fire safety advice in relation to Beko and Blomberg condensing tumble dryers

    Fire risk alert issued over Beko tumble dryers:

    Beko has issued a safety alert about the fire risks of 3,450 of its condenser tumble dryers. The affected models are DCU9330W, DCU9330R, DCU8230, TKF8439A, and DSC85W (see image attached).

    They were manufactured five years ago, but owners are being told to stop using them immediately.

  • New defibrillator at Barnard Castle

    A new life saving piece of equipment is now in place at our joint emergency service station at Barnard Castle, thanks to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
     
    A donation made by GSK, a pharmaceutical company based in Barnard Castle, has funded the purchase of a new automated external defibrillator.
     
    This portable device is especially designed to enable people with little or no medical background to administer first aid to a person whose suffered a cardiac arrest.
     
    It is thought access to a defibrillator could increase the survival rate from 10% to 60-80%.

  • CDDFRS has this week welcomed it’s first ever apprentice fire fighters

    The ten apprentices began work on Tuesday starting on an intensive two-year firefighter and business fire safety programme aimed at preparing them to be firefighters of the future.

    The five male and five female apprentices, who are aged between 17 and 25, will spend the first 12 months of their apprenticeship based at fire headquarters in Belmont where they will be attached to every department learning how the organisation works.

    In year two, they will each spend time at different fire stations and watches across the service area learning the role of a firefighter.  

  • Save the date - launch of the Dementia Cafe

    The launch of the Dementia Cafe will be held at Crook fire station on 16 May 1-3pm. The Dementia Cafe will provide families, friends, carers and those living with dementia with a safe friendly environment.

    Once a month, on every second Tuesday, a dementia friendly cafe will be held at Crook fire station. The cafe will provide a safe, friendly environment for those living with dementia, their families, friends and carers.

    For further information contact Mark Henderson on 07808766916.

  • Water safety week

    Runners and walkers are consistently the group most at risk of accidental drowning. 

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