State of Fire and Rescue 2020

HMICFRS have published the 'State of Fire and Rescue 2020'

In the report, the second ever to be produced, is an annual assessment of England’s fire and rescue services by Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Fire and Rescue Services.


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.

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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.

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National Lockdown

The PM announced that as of midnight Wednesday, 6 January the nation is placed into lockdown. For full government guidance on what you can and cannot do while these restrictions are in place, follow the link below to the GOV.UK website.  

milburngate site
As part of the Building Regulations consultation with larger projects our Business Fire Safety Team regularly make on-site visits during construction of the premises. Last week two of our officers met with the building team at the New Durham City Milburngate  The site will consist of shops, a hotel, cinema, car parking, residential accommodation and public spaces. 


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