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Firefighters deal with fewer incidents over Bonfire weekend

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 07th November 2018 at 9:49 - Posted in Fire Blogs

The total number of incidents dealt with by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service over the Bonfire weekend were down by 40% compared to 2017. Bonfire night itself saw our Control Room deal with 564 calls and since November 1 we handled 960 calls in total. TWFRS Chief Fire Officer Chris Lowther said: “I'd like to thank our firefighters for their hard work and professionalism throughout the Bonfire weekend and in the weeks in the run up. They have continued to keep our communities safe – sometimes...
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Unacceptable abuse of firefighters in Sunderland on Bonfire Night

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 06th November 2018 at 15:07 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Marley Park Firefighters were subjected to unacceptable levels of abuse while attending car fires in Southwick, Sunderland last night. Initially we were called out to a car fire at 17.22 yesterday afternoon at Greystone Place, where a car had been driven into a bonfire. However the crews were subjected to missiles and fireworks by a group of youths – aged between about 10 and 19 - who then attempted to barricade the fire engine into the street. Fortunately the crews were able to withdraw. However,...
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Have your say on how we respond to incidents at our public consultation events

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 06th November 2018 at 13:41 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Following yesterday's Tyne and Wear Fire Authority meeting, the Fire Authority agreed to initiate a 10-week public consultation on three proposed changes to the Service's operational response to incidents. The consultation will run from Monday November 5th and conclude on Monday January 14th and the public are invited to attend five consultation events across the region. Wednesday 21 November Wallsend Memorial Hall People's Centre 6-7:30pm.Wallsend Memorial Hall People's Centre 10 Frank Street,...
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Fira Authority Agree Response Consultation

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 05th November 2018 at 14:22 - Posted in Fire Blogs

At today's Tyne and Wear Fire Authority meeting, the Fire Authority agreed to initiate a 10-week public consultation on three proposed changes to the Service's operational response to incidents. Chief Fire Officer, Chris Lowther commented: “To ensure we are a sustainable and flexible fire and rescue service, continuing to deliver an excellent service for our communities, our finite resources must be applied to where the greatest risks are in Tyne and Wear. That analysis has resulted in three...
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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Response proposals to be discussed by Fire Authority

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 05th November 2018 at 14:19 - Posted in Fire Blogs

The future of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) operational response will be discussed by the Tyne and Wear Fire Authority at its meeting on Monday 5th November at 10.30am. Three proposals for change will be the basis of a 10-week public consultation, subject to the Fire Authority's approval, starting on the 5th November and running until 14th January 2019. The changes are driven by financial pressures butwill prepare the Service for a future that will involve meeting the challenges...
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Operation Extinguish launched to tackle anti-social behaviour in Southwick

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 29th October 2018 at 14:18 - Posted in Fire Blogs

A week long operation to tackle anti-social behaviour in Southwick, Sunderland launches today. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), Northumbria Police, Sunderland City Council and housing provider Gentoo are working together for Operation Extinguish. It will run for seven days from Monday 29 October until Sunday 4 November to tackle anti-social behaviour in Southwick, Sunderland. Our operational crews will be targeting local businesses to provide information on arson prevention and...
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Tragic weekend for Tyne and Wear as two lose their lives in separate house fires

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 22nd October 2018 at 17:31 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Two men have lost their lives in separate house fires in Sunderland and in Newcastle. On Friday 19 th October, at 6:20pm firefighters from Sunderland Central, Marley Park and Farringdon Community Fire Stations arrived on scene to tragically discover the body of a 56 year old man at a property in Mariners Square, Sunderland. The fire had extinguished prior to the arrival of the firefighters, who ventilated the property and isolated the gas supply. It is suspected that the fire was caused by smoking...
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Could you Live with this?

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 22nd October 2018 at 14:08 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service hopes that this year's Bonfire period is one of the safest on record. We are committed to doing whatever we can to make sure that the coming Diwali, Halloween and Bonfire season is a safe and happy one for everyone – and that includes our own staff. This year we have worked with Connor Rowntree who we previously worked with in 2012, to produce a film about his journey from that day back in May 2009 when he was involved in a house fire that changed his life...
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Operation Clean Sweep to tackle anti-social behaviour in Hendon

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 15th October 2018 at 17:13 - Posted in Fire Blogs

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), Northumbria Police, Sunderland City Council and housing provider Gentoo are working together to address anti-social behaviour in the Hendon area of Sunderland. On Monday 15th October, representatives launched the two-day initiative – Operation Clean Sweep - at 'Back on the Map' in Hendon, with the aim of preventing deliberate fires and to educate local businesses on arson prevention. In addition TWFRS will have firefighters, prevention and education...
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Businesses are reminded they need a licence to store and sell fireworks

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue on the 05th October 2018 at 16:22 - Posted in Fire Blogs

All businesses who plan to sell and store fireworks for Diwali and/or Bonfire Night are reminded that they need an up to date explosives licence enabling them to safely store fireworks. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) Area Manager Lynsey McVay, said: “Not having a valid licence to store fireworks is a criminal offence and can lead to an unlimited fine, two years imprisonment or both. However the process is very simple businesses just need to request an inspection through our website,...
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