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Fire: Fire Service Community Open Day

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Tynemouth Community Fire Station is having an open day from 11am until 3pm on Saturday 11 August. There will be firefighting demonstrations, stalls and lots of other fun activities. So come along and see what your Fire Service has to offer! Tynemouth Community Fire Station Preston North Road North Shields


Fire: Tyne and Wear Fire Authority Statement of Accounts 2017-18. Annual Governance Statement and Notice of Conclusion of Audit.

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Today we have published our Statement of Accounts 2017-18, with associated documents: Annual Governance Statement and Notice of Conclusion of Audit.


Fire: Tyne and Wear Fire Authority Statement of Accounts 2017-18

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Today we have published our Statement of Accounts 2017-18, with associated Narrative Statement. please see the attached documents.


Fire: Fire Service makes pledge to protect terminally ill workers

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
TWFRS has made an official pledge to protect colleagues who become terminally ill at work. The Service has joined the growing list of organisations supporting the rights of workers with a terminal illness by signing up to the TUC's Dying to Work Voluntary Charter. The Charter aims to combat discrimination against terminally ill workers and guarantee their rights and has more than 600,000 workers covered by the charter. Chair of the Fire Authority Cllr Barry Curran said: “Our people are our Service, and their health and wellbeing is massively important to us. I'm really pleased we have signed this charter to set in stone our commitment to ensuring that any employee with a terminal illness has much needed security, stability and peace of mind.” The campaign began in 2016 following a Cancer diagnosis received by sales manager Jacci Woodcock in Derbyshire who subsequently lost her job. The Charter recognises that work can be a welcome, therapeutic distraction and this pledge ensures the...

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Fire: North East Fire and Rescue Services launch Firefighter Recruitment Campaign

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Today, July 9th, sees the opening of the registration period to apply to be a firefighter with County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service ((NFRS) and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS). For the last three weeks, all Services have been delivering a series of 'taster sessions' to help would-be firefighters understand many of the key aspects of the role – including some of the physical challenges that they need to overcome. Paul Hedley, Chief Fire Officer at NFRS said: "Our firefighters work hard throughout the community in both rural and urban settings. As a whole time firefighter you have the opportunity to become a role model within the community while developing your skills and beginning a new career path. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply, you do not need to have previously attended a taster session in order to apply." Firefighters now deliver a variety of roles, from attending to...

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Fire: TWFRS Throwbag training leads to life-saving response

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
TWFRS throw bag training leads to life-saving rescue from the River Tyne In the early hours of Sunday 1st July, a man was rescued from the River Tyne - thanks to throw bag-trained pub staff. Staff from By The River Brew Co recently received throw bag training from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS). Throw bags are used to rescue conscious casualties who are able to assist themselves, they are thrown out to individuals within the water which allows the rescuer to then pull them to safety. Fortunately, due to the initiative carried out recently on the quay side, throw bags are now located along both sides of the river. At 2.25am on Sunday, staff from the company, based on Gateshead Quay, saw a man enter the water and attempt to swim across the river. One staff member located a throwbag and ran to the Swing Bridge where they could see the man in the water, near to the NE1 Pontoon. Following their training they shouted at the man and threw the bag for him to catch. His colleague dialled 999 to...

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Fire: Councillor Barry Curran appointed new Chair of Tyne and Wear Fire Authority

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
A today's meeting of the Tyne and Wear Fire Authority, Councillor Barry Curran was appointed as the new Chair. Barry has been a Councillor for St. Peter's Ward in Sunderland since 2011 and is a former Mayor of Sunderland. Born in Monkwearmouth, Barry was a gas fitter for 40 years before leaving to join Gentoo's learning and development team. Commenting on his appointment, Barry said: “This is an exciting and challenging time to join the Fire Authority, especially with the new inspection regime starting for us, later on this year. I look forward to playing my part, along with all the other members of the Fire Authority, in ensuring we continue to deliver a great service for the communities of Tyne and Wear.” Cllr Nick Forbes was appointed as Vice Chair, of the Fire Authority. As well as the appointment of a new Chair, there are some new faces on the Fire Authority. The new members are: Cllr Tony Taylor – Sunderland City Council Cllr Richard Bell – Sunderland City...

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Fire: Great demand for Recruitment Taster Sessions

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
We had a great demand to our recruitment Taster Sessions - here are people being put through their paces! If you are still looking for a slot, there are very few available between Thursday 28 June and Sunday 1 July in County Durham and Darlington and Tyne and Wear. Please visit our website for further details on how to book a place. https://10to8.com/book/feloeb-free/ If you find a place but are unable to attend, please ensure you use the booking portal to cancel your place at least 24 hours prior to the event so that someone else is able to take it NB: We are making a note of those who do not attend and who have not cancelled their slot.


Fire: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service welcomes HMICFRS recognition of Safetyworks!

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Sir Tom Winsor, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary has just published his State of Policing 2017. Within the report, SafetyWorks! – an interactive safety centre based in Newcastle - receives particular praise for its work focussed upon keeping people safe. The Centre was set up and managed by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) working in partnership with Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Northumbria Police and other interested parties. The report states: “Preventing crime is not only about tackling its causes. We also need to do what we can to make ourselves safer. Initiatives such as SafetyWorks! in Northumbria are taking a rounded view of this problem. SafetyWorks! promotes safety through a range of interactive scenarios for young people and community groups. These include actions that keep people safe, such as installing smoke alarms and dealing with bogus callers. They also include activities designed to deter children from...

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Fire: New 'housemates' welcomed to West Denton Fire Station!

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
West Denton Community Fire Station recently welcomed the latest addition to their site with Northumbria Blood Bikes becoming the latest emergency and community service to operate from the west Newcastle facility. Along with the North East Ambulance Service and the North of Tyne Mountain Rescue team, Northumbria Blood Bikes will continue to deliver blood to hospitals across the North East. Group Manager Peter Iveson, Head of Service Delivery, North which covers the Newcastle and North Tyneside areas said: “It's a great pleasure to welcome Northumbria Blood Bikes into West Denton. “Like Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, they provide an essential service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and all of our staff are looking forward to welcoming them into our home.” The volunteer organisation supplies vital medical supplies out-of-hours to healthcare sites in Tyne and Wear, Northumberland, County Durham and Darlington. They carry out this service free of charge to help save the NHS...

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Latest Tyne And Wear Fire And Rescue Stories

Fire Service Community Open Day
Tyne and Wear Fire Authority Statement of Accounts 2017-18. Annual Governance Statement and Notice of Conclusion of Audit.
Tyne and Wear Fire Authority Statement of Accounts 2017-18
Fire Service makes pledge to protect terminally ill workers
North East Fire and Rescue Services launch Firefighter Recruitment Campaign

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