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Be present this christmas
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) launch their Christmas safety campaign in partnership with The Safer Durham Partnership  
 
 The campaign ‘Be Present This Christmas’ has launched across their social media platforms to...
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power cuts Nov 2021
Communities, the local authority and other key organisations are rallying round to support residents in County Durham following one of the worst storms in the last decade. The Strategic Co-ordination Group (SCG) for County Durham and Darlington has declared a major incident following Storm Arwen, which brought gale force winds, heavy rain and snow across the weekend. The storm brought down power lines across the region and up to 13,000 properties in County Durham are still without power due to the scale of the damage caused. The areas affected include Teesdale and Weardale as well as a number of communities in east Durham and to the north and west of Durham.
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Shadow Police and Fire Minister visits Stanhope Fire Station
Yesterday, Shadow Police and Fire Minster, Sarah Jones MP, visited Stanhope Community Fire Station to meet the shared Tri-Responders who serve our rural communities in the dales by jointly working for the three emergency services.  County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s (CDDFRS) Chief Fire Officer Stuart Errington along with Durham Police and Crime Commissioner Joy Allen and Chair of the County Durham and Darlington Combined Fire Authority Cllr John Shuttleworth showcased the joint emergency service provision based at the station, specifically highlighting innovative fire and police working arrangements.
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Fire engines
 Senior firefighter praises staff amid busy Bonfire Weekend. On one of the busiest weekends of the year, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) responded to 66 Bonfires, 114 fires in the open, this was in amongst a total of 269 incidents over the three-day period. On Bonfire Night itself, the service responded to 29 secondary fires, almost half the amount when compared to Bonfire Night 2020, which saw crews attend 54 secondary fires. The overall number of incidents was down 12% compared to last year too.
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Halloween stop drop and roll
Halloween is just round the corner, so watch our spooky assistants demonstrate what you should do if your clothing catches fire Make sure your child knows what to do if their clothing ever catches fire STOP, DROP and ROLL!
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Project Edward 2021
That’s what officers are asking drivers to think about during this year’s annual road safety campaign: Project Edward. The week of action launches today (Monday, September 13) at County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s Technical Services Centre at Bowburn and aims to highlight road safety across Europe. Project Edward stands for EveryDayWithoutARoadDeath and is a national initiative supported by the local authorities, emergency services and other partners. It will also be running in conjunction with Vulnerable Road Users’ Week.
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cohort 5 13 September 2021
Eight apprentices began an intensive firefighter and business fire safety programme aimed at preparing them to be firefighters of the future. The 8 apprentices, who are aged between 18 and 29, will spend the first phase of their apprenticeship undertaking a Business Fire Safety qualification whilst spending time with each department at Service HQ to increase their service knowledge, before completing their risk critical training.
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Business Fire Safety Live Sept 2021
Join our Business Fire Safety LIVE Online Event on Thursday 16th September from 2pm to 4pm. This is FREE event. Our Fire Safety team is holding a live online event. The session will cover: The Fire Safety Team, What we do and how, The Regulatory Reform Order (RRO), Fire Risk Assessment, Responsible Person, Maintenance