Wall walking with a difference

Behind a climbing wall or inside a swimming pool pipe don’t sound like the usual training spaces But fully kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment, it’s the perfect simulation for one of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service’s (TWFRS) unique…

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service rated Good by HMICFRS

Staff at Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have been praised after inspectors rated the service as one of the top performing in the country. Tyne and Wear’s most senior fire officer has praised firefighters and fire staff…

Planning green light for Hebburn Tri Station

Plans to build a state-of-the-art tri-station have been approved that will see one of the first stations of its kind built in Tyne and Wear. South Tyneside Council’s Planning Committee recently approved the application for the Tri Station in Hebburn.…

Canadian firefighter travels over 3,000 miles to visit Newcastle fire station in honour of his late grandfather

A Canadian firefighter has travelled over 3,000 miles to walk in the footsteps of his late grandfather – and visit the fire service where he became a hero. Rob Wilson, a serving firefighter with Thunder Bay Fire Rescue service in…

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority appoint new Chair

A new Chair has been appointed to the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority. Councillor Phil Tye was formally appointed at the meeting of the Authority at the Service’s Headquarters in Washington. The extra-ordinary meeting was held on Friday,…

Lucky to be alive

The victim of a house fire is lucky to be alive after an e-bike was left on charge overnight and caused his home to go up in flames. A fire broke out at the property in Washington after the electric…

Getting hot under the collar

Tyne and Wear is leading the way in life-saving training to help fire and rescue services across the country respond to collapsed buildings and major incidents. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have revealed they are the only…

North East leading the way with trauma support for front-line firefighters

Front-line firefighters in Tyne and Wear are benefitting from a groundbreaking new scheme, which sees them being trained in first aid and trauma support by a leading North East paramedic educator. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have…

Firefighters dash to dramatic Sunday morning animal rescue

On Sunday morning a crew from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service were deployed to an animal rescue with a difference. The firefighters from Newcastle Central Community Fire Station were sent to Castle Leazes Student Accommodation as a student…

TWFRS plant Queen’s Green Canopy tree in honour of the Platinum Jubilee

An iconic tree has been planted at Tyne and Wear’s top fire station to mark The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have today planted the Queen’s Green Canopy tree at their Barmston headquarters…

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