Fire Authority approves Tyne and Wear FRS’ Integrated Risk Management Plan

After a Fire Authority (FA) meeting on 11 October, which was held at Service Headquarters in Washington, we can announce that the Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2021–24 has been fully agreed. Three out of the four IRMP proposals had…

Always here during times of crisis

A firefighter has called on the region to look out for each other after revealing the service was called to help more than 100 people in distress – in just six months. Tommy Richardson is the mental health lead at…

Fighting a pandemic as well as fires

They are known for fighting the flames but fire service staff have been praised for fighting Covid-19 – after revealing they have administered 40,000 tests and vaccinations. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have been working closely with…

Welcoming the firefighters of tomorrow

A new generation of firefighters have pulled on their uniform this week after one of the largest recruitment drives in recent years. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have announced 36 recruits have started their training at their…

Off-duty firefighters praised after lending a hand

A crew of off-duty firefighters have been praised after they helped rescue the occupant of a car crash – as they travelled to a national extrication competition. On Thursday, 16 September, the firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service were travelling…

IRMP Consultation report presented to Fire Authority

On Monday. 13 September, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority (TWFRA) met to consider the outcomes of the eight-week public consultation carried out on the Services’ Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) 2021-2024. The Authority approved the introduction of three…

Festival of Rescue to astonish crowds on Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides

On 17 and 18 of September spectators on both the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides will be in awe of the 2021 UKRO Challenge – Festival of Rescue being hosted by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS). The free,…

Firefighters attacked on call out in Sunderland

On Tuesday night (7 September) at 20:31, a crew from Marley Park Community Fire Station responded to reports of a wheelie-bin fire in the Carley Hill area of Sunderland. Whilst trying to locate the incident on foot, they were pelted…

Residents of Hebburn are invited to engage on the proposed new Tri-Station at Campbell Park Road

The people of Hebburn will have the opportunity to find out more information about plans for a new Tri-Station being proposed at Campbell Park Road in Hebburn during a series of public engagement events.   The new state-of-the-art multifunctional facility known…

Former IBF Cruiserweight World Champion inspires the next generation of Wearside boxers

On Wednesday, 11 August former IBF Cruiserweight world champion Glenn McCrory visited Sunderland Community Hub to help inspire the young Wearside boxers of the future. The former World Champion answered questions and told anecdotes about the world of boxing, and…

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