Future of fire control room is in safe hands says national findings

Tyne and Wear’s Fire Service is wearing a badge of honour with the news its Fire Control team has been given a major ‘thumbs up’ from a national regulator. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) has recently found…

This dog finally got his day

A playful puppy who was given up because he was too boisterous for his family has found his forever home – saving lives at the fire service. Dutch Herder Labrador cross Merlin was given to Northumbria Police after the family…

Award-winning cadets give back to their community

Kind-hearted teenagers have been awarded one of the region’s most prestigious honours after raising hundreds of pounds for life-changing equipment at a Newcastle specialist school. Cadets from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service’s (TWFRS) West Denton Community Fire Station…

Fire cadets praised for their commitment to their community
A group of fire cadets have been praised by senior firefighters after going above and beyond for their community. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service’s (TWFRS) cadet group from West Denton Community Fire Station have been raising money after…
TWFRS praise Control Room staff for helping them become the fastest service in the UK
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Lynsey McVay, has praised the staff in their 999 Fire Control room As part of International Control Room Week, she has hailed the ‘unsung heroes’ of the Service…
Multi-agency terror exercise held in Newcastle
A training exercise to test the response of emergency services to a terrorist attack has been held in Newcastle. The exercise was held at the Utilita Arena Newcastle on Thursday, 20 October and was led by Tyne and Wear Fire…
TWFRS and FBU host world-leading scientist in groundbreaking seminar on firefighter safety
A leading professor has praised a North East fire service for their commitment to firefighter safety and innovation. This week, Professor Anna Stec from the University of Central Lancashire provided insight into the importance of reducing contaminants and improving safety…
Success on a life-changing course
An aspiring firefighter who was at a career crossroads has praised a fire-service-led course for putting his life back on track. For Nathan McVeigh, white water rafting and giving back to the community were two things that didn’t usually go…
Legendary Geordie hoteliers prove they are fire safety Lifesavers
A pair of retired hoteliers have praised firefighters for visiting their home to make sure they’re safe as part of a region-wide campaign. Last week, Geordie grandparents Alan and Margaret Stalker were visited by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue…
Wall walking with a difference
Behind a climbing wall or inside a swimming pool pipe room 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)…

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