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two firefighters fighting a fire on an offshore rig
A brand-new centre to train offshore workers in emergency firefighting is being developed in County Durham thanks to an agreement between the UK’s leading energy trainer, AIS Survivex and Vital Fire Solutions (VFS), the trading arm of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS).  This exciting joint venture will see a new 20,000 square foot offshore emergency fire training facility being built at the existing fire service Training Centre at Bowburn, incorporating a three-storey mock offshore platform rig with full size heli-deck, helicopter simulator and internal structures to mirror those on an offshore installation. 
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Queen Memorial
Everyone within County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service is deeply saddened by the news today of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. 
 
 Her Majesty has provided...
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Certificate of appreciation Sept 2022 - Consett Green Watch
We are extremely proud of Consett Green Watch who have been honoured with a certificate of appreciation for saving a man’s life in a house fire. 🏠🔥 Watch Manager March, Crew Manager Shane-Stone and Firefighters Scott and Ringer were all presented with their certificates by Chief Fire Officer Stuart Errington at Consett Fire Station earlier this week
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Pelton fire
Reports of a large grass fire near to the Plough Inn, Pelton came into the control room at approximately 3.30pm this afternoon (Wednesday, August 10).
 
 Currently, four crews...
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Fire Service issues school holiday warning
County Durham parents are being urged to highlight the dangers of setting deliberate fires after new figures show an increase in incidents. According to official data from County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) crews attended 895 suspected deliberate fires, with almost a third of the total incidents service wide in Peterlee, Easington and Seaham between April 2021 and March 2022. That is an increase of 37% compared to the previous year.
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Visit to Spennymoor
Robbie Franklin, 22, is lucky to be alive after a road traffic collision in May this year left him with extensive injuries, including broken legs, broken fingers, and a head injury. Robbie, who is now on the road to recovery, contacted the fire crews who rescued him and asked if he could visit Spennymoor Fire Station to meet the firefighters who helped to saved his life.