Posts Tagged "Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service"

Fire officers visit 182 high rise properties following Grenfell Tower tragedy

Visits by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service to North East high rises following the Grenfell Tower disaster have now ended. A total of 182 properties across Sunderland, South Tyneside, Newcastle and Gateshead have been inspected since the tragedy,…

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Tyne and Wear Fire Service checks safety of high rise buildings

Crews from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have begun visiting every high rise building in the area, to reassure residents in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Over the next few weeks, firefighters will carry out fire…

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Cash strapped Tyne and Wear Fire Service ordered to pay back £10 million

Nick Forbes, vice chair of the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is warning of ‘dangerous consequences’ after the service was ordered to pay back £10 million it mistakenly claimed to pay their workers pensions. The fire and rescue…

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Sunderland shop owner told to pay £1,700 after fire safety breaches

A Sunderland shop owner has been told to pay £1,700 after failing to comply with fire safety laws. Usman Ali, who owns Ray’s Discount Store in Villette Road, Hendon, was fined for failing to reply to Article 27 letters sent…

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Training to deal with response to terror attack in North East

Northumbria Police has led a multi-agency training exercise at one of Europe’s biggest shopping centres – to test emergency service response to a major incident. In the early hours of Wednesday (May 17) an exercise was held at intu Metrocentre…

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Crews to carry out ‘hot strike’ following fire at soft play centre in Washington

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is carrying out a community engagement initiative in Washington on Friday. It comes after a former children’s play centre was destroyed in a blaze on Wednesday. More than 30 firefighters were needed…

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Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service appoint new chief fire officer

Following an extensive selection process, Chris Lowther, currently assistant chief fire officer, Service Delivery, will assume the role and that of chief executive next Monday. He succeeds current Chief Fire Officer Tom Capeling. Assistant Chief Fire Officer Lowther started his…

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Attacks on Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service double

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service have been subjected to double the attacks when out on duty. Prompting them to launch a campaign aimed at reducing incidents involving anti-social behaviour. A shocking increase of verbal and physical attacks on…

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International Women’s Day event in South Shields is a success

A day dedicated to fantastic females was marked in South Tyneside with an event urging women to #beboldforchange. South Shields Fire Station in John Reid Road opened its doors to visitors to the venue’s International Women’s Day celebration. Various agencies…

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Rescue team abseil down sinkhole to rescue dog

A dog had to be rescued after falling down a sinkhole in South Tyneside. The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue service carried out the rescue operation in Whitburn, just after 12pm on Friday. It is believed there was water…

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