In this section you will find information relating to who we are, what we do, where we are situated and our responsibilities as a transparent and accountable organisation and the Combined Fire Authority.
For an insight into the workings of the Service - the strategies, measures and processes which we employ to ensure that we function efficiently and provide you with a first-class value-for-money service. Information relating to our Performance Management, Service plans, and Service procedures can be found under the section entitled, "Our Performance".
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue (CDDFRS) headquarters is based at Finchale Road Framwellgate Moor, Co. Durham DH1 5JR.
County Durham and Darlington Fire Authority’s vision is Safest People, Safest Places
CDDFRS is in the North East of England and covers an area of almost 2,460 square kilometers. Durham City and the larger industrial and commercial towns are in the east of the area; in contrast the west is predominantly rural consisting of open moor land and wooded river valleys and is sparsely populated. Darlington, our largest town, lies in the South and is undergoing significant regeneration.
With good transport networks, the area is accessible by rail via the East-Coast mainline, by road via the A1 (M) and A19 and by air via Newcastle and Durham Tees Valley International Airports.
Over the last twenty-five years the traditional industries, such as coal mining and steel manufacturing, have disappeared and have been replaced by high-tech factories and modern business parks in towns such as Peterlee and Sedgefield. Further regeneration is taking place in other local areas such as Spennymoor and Bishop Auckland.
CDDFRS has a workforce of 593 permanent and 90 temporary staff (May 2013) serving a population of 618600 residents occupying 273143 Domestic properties (Population and Property Statistics Aug 2011). This area is divided into 6 districts with 15 Stations.
Darlington, Derwentside, Durham, Easington, Sedgefield, Wear and Tees.
Use this link to view Station activity for 2012/13.
Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Framwellgate Moor, Durham
DH1 5JR, UK
Tel: 0845 305 8383
Fax: 0191 383 0907
Minicom: 0191 384 7840
In an emergency dial 999