Don’t suffer in silence

A fire service has teamed up with mental health charities to try and support those in crisis among the cost-of-living crisis. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have revealed all 17 of their community fire stations are dedicated…

Young fire cadet comes to the rescue of injured pedestrian

A 17-year-old fire cadet with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has become a ‘local hero’ when he recently came to the aid of an injured pedestrian in the Throckley area of Tyne and Wear. Lennon Bates of Throckley…

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…

Emergency services take part in major incident exercise simulating fire at chemical plant

Emergency services across the region have tested how they would respond to a major incident – by role playing a blaze at a chemical storage facility. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) last week hosted a multi-agency exercise…

Firefighters praise local community for help identifying suspected arsonists

Thankful firefighters have praised the local community for their help in identifying two suspected arsonists after a century-old building was set on fire. At 8.05pm on Sunday, 13 March, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) received a call…

TWFRS support NFCC in providing equipment to Ukrainian firefighters

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service are helping to transport fire kit and equipment to firefighters tackling destruction in Ukraine. The North East brigade are supporting the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) in the national effort to provide support…

A North East Fire Service has been praised as it becomes the first in the UK to become an Endometriosis Friendly Employer

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have revealed they have signed up to the scheme led by the charity Endometriosis UK. The condition effects 1 in 10 women across the UK and can cause them to experience inflammation…

Firefighter reveals how he fled war-torn country to find a home at TWFRS

A firefighter who fled a war-torn country to save lives in Tyne and Wear has called on other immigrants to consider a career in the fire service. Bahri Mustafa, or Baz to his friends and colleagues, is from Albania and…

A date to remember for this firefighter

A newly qualified firefighter has spoken of his pride at passing his course on the seven-year anniversary of his younger brother’s death. Lewis McLauchlan was one of 32 new firefighters to pass out with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue…

A new lease of life for a former undertaker

A newly qualified firefighter has been giving a fresh lease of life after passing his final after giving up his job as an undertaker to keep his community safe. In their biggest recruitment drive in years, Tyne and Wear Fire…

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…

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