Firestoppers contact details


We have seen a rise in deliberate fires across County Durham and Darlington, tying up our resources when they could be needed elsewhere.

🔥 If you have any information regarding deliberate fires in your area please call Firestoppers anonymously on 0800 169 5558

When you contact Firestoppers you remain 100% anonymous

firestoppers 0800 169 5558


Report a deliberate fire!

Even small outdoor fires can be dangerous, because they place additional stress on our limited resources – dealing with a nuisance fire affects our ability to respond to more serious incidents like house fires or road traffic accidents.

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Your Area

We have 15 fire station operational areas across County Durham and Darlington.

Emergency Response

The Emergency Response section has been updated, view the page here.

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Fire Safety at Work

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s Business Fire Safety Team are working in partnership the local Authorities to ensure that businesses in the Service area are Covid secure. Whilst carrying out Fire Safety Audits the team will be ensuring compliance with Covid-19 secure measures to help protect employees, the Community and our own staff whilst carrying out these inspections.

Control staff

Work for Us

This section contains information about working for us as a firefighter, control staff or support staff.

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Fire Safety at Home

Prevention Activity We encourage all households to have a safe and wellbeing discussion/visit with our service; your safety is our priority.


Vacancies for On-Call Firefighters

Do you live or work within 5 minutes of one of our On-Call stations?

On-call firefighters are those who are able to provide evening, daytime or weekend cover. They are ready to go out to a call the moment a message comes through.

Two men have been rescued from a disused mine in Middleton-In-Teesdale April 2021
Two men have been rescued from a disused mine in Middleton-In-Teesdale after getting into difficulty earlier this afternoon. A total of six fire crews from Middleton-In Teesdale, Durham, Newton Aycliffe, Seaham, Consett and the Special Rescue Unit from Bishop Auckland responded to reports of two men trapped in the disused High Skears mine just before 1pm today (Friday, April, 30).


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