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firefighters in breathing aparatus
29 Jan 2019
Fire fighters have faced down a toxic storm and potentially fatal chemical spill in the North East. But it was all in the name of safety as County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (...
20 Dec 2018
A young woman was rescued from a house on Willow Road, Darlington on Tuesday night (18 December) after a fire broke out in the kitchen. The fire quickly spread through the house and the woman became...
04 Dec 2018
Don’t Drink and Drown – that’s the simple message being issued to revellers this festive season. Every year people lose their life by drowning after or during a night out. Statistics show that there...
01 Nov 2018
As Bonfire Night approaches, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s new Arson Reduction Team are encouraging the public to attend organised firework displays and advising them how to...
04 Oct 2018
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service is required by law to protect the public funds it administers. It may share information provided to it with other bodies responsible for auditing...
19 Sep 2018
A collaboration between the Environment Agency and the Fire & Rescue Service (FRS) has resulted in the innovation of a coupling that has the potential to save more lives, land and property...
drowning prevention week
22 Jun 2018
During Drowning Prevention Week CDDFRS would like to remind everyone of initial immersion cold water shock. If a person falls into cold water - their body's initial reaction is a 'gasp reflex' which...
20 Jun 2018
Congratulations to two of our apprentices. Juliet Marron and Connor Moir have won apprentice of the year in their respective apprenticeship categories at New College Durham Apprenticeship Celebration...
fire stoppers
29 May 2018
Tuesday, 29 May sees the launch of the Firestoppers telephone number and online form, the first of its kind in the UK. County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) has joined forces...
14 May 2018
A new steer group has been formed with representatives from organisations across County Durham, coming together in a bid to make the City more accessible for those living with Dementia, along with...

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