TWFRS praised by health officials for standing up vaccination centre in just four days

Health officials have praised a North East Fire and Rescue Service after they helped set up a vaccination centre in a matter of days. Millions of residents across the UK have been invited to receive their Coronavirus booster vaccination in…

Let’s look out for each other this Christmas

The region’s fire and rescue service has called on people to look out for each other this Christmas after revealing they have been called to help more than 100 people in distress – in just six months. Tyne and Wear…

From runway lights to blue lights

It’s always hard starting a new job, especially when your old one involves travelling to some of the most beautiful places in the world. But when the pandemic grounded the travel industry, former cabin crew Laura Maguire began to think…

New recruits get early Christmas present by passing their firefighter training

A new generation of firefighters passed their firefighter training on Friday, 17 December after one of the largest recruitment drives in recent years. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) are proud to announce that 32 of their latest…

Happy birthday future firefighter

The family of a five-year-old boy who has spent three years battling two holes in the heart have thanked Tyneside fire crews – after they paid him a birthday visit. A crew from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service…

Welcoming the faces of tomorrow

It’s not just new firefighters who have joined one of the region’s largest Fire and Rescue Services – new voices of hope have joined their Fire Control. In the last year Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have…

White Ribbon Day – Tyne and Wear organisations come together to say ‘No’ to violence against women

The chief of the region’s Fire and Rescue Service has today called for communities to come together and say ‘No’ to violence against women. Chief Fire Officer Chris Lowther, of Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS), has made…

Firefighters praised by police for uncovering huge cannabis operation in Newcastle

Firefighters have been praised by police after they responded to a report of water affecting electrics at a pizza shop – and uncovered a huge cannabis operation. At 8.32pm on Monday crews from Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service…

Bonfire Night success – figures down on previous year

Fire Service bosses have praised the success of their Darker Nights Bonfire Night safety campaign and thanked the public – parents and guardians in particular – for passing on the important messages to their children and relatives about the dangers…

State-of-the-art Tri-Station to be completely carbon neutral

A state-of-the-art Tri-Station that will see all three blue-light services under one roof will be the first of its kind in the country to be completely carbon neutral. Earlier this year Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) revealed…

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