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  • The Prince of Wales celebrates Barnard Castle Emergency Services Centre

    His Royal Highness celebrates Barnard Castle Emergency Service Centre on Thursday, 15 February where he meet our firefighters, police officers, ambulance staff and members of the mountain rescue service based at Barnard Castle station. 

  • 2018/19 Budget and Council Tax

    County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority agreed their 2018/19 budget and council tax at a meeting of the Combined Fire Authority held today.

    The 2018/19 budget was set at £28.507M which represents an increase of £702,000 (2.5%) from the current level.

    The amount of funding the Authority receives from central government continues to fall and will reduce by a further £0.486M (4.9%) in 2018/19.

  • Safety advice for festive revellers

    Festive revellers are being urged not to walk home along rivers, and to look out for their mates.

  • CDDFRS top team pledge support to Road Safety Campaign

    Chief Fire Officer Stuart Errington, Deputy Chief Fire Officer Colin Bage and Head of Corporate Resources Tony Hope have pledged County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s support for BRAKE Road Safety Week which launches today and runs until 26th November. 

    This year’s message is Speed Down Saves Lives, CDDFRS crews will be getting out and about in our area to spread the message.

  • Durham Remembrance Parade 2017

    County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) will mark Remembrance Sunday by taking part in Durham City’s Remembrance Parade this weekend.

    On Sunday (12 November) operational and support staff will join the military and other emergency services colleagues to pay respects to the fallen and remember those brave men and women from the military and auxiliary fire services who gave their lives protecting communities.

  • CDDFRS host children's safety event for tenth year in a row

    Chief Fire Officer Stuart Errington and Durham's Police, Crime and Victim's Commisioner Ron Hogg formally launched the annual County Durham and Darlington Children’s Safety Carousel earlier today. Hosted by CDDFRS for the tenth year in a row, it is hoped over 3,000 school children will pass through its doors over the next five weeks.

  • Have a #BetterBonfire Night this year

    As Bonfire Night approaches County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) is issuing advice about how to stay safe this year through a social media campaign called #BetterBonfire

    Bonfires and Fireworks can seriously injure and scar people for life if they are not treated with care. It is important that they meet safety standards and they should also be used and stored properly.

  • Trial of Body Worn Cameras underway

    A new piece of kit is being trialled for the next three weeks to give our firefighters a more complete picture of incidents.

    Our Officers In Charge (OICs) in Durham, Peterlee and Darlington will be fitted with either Body Worn or Helmet Cameras which will record video and audio at all incidents in these three areas.

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