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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
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Firefighters entering a fire appliance
The number of house fires in County Durham and Darlington have continued a downward trend, despite people spending more time at home. County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s (CDDFRS) latest figures reveal that in the twelve months to April 2021, the service attended 219 house fires down from 228 in the previous twelve months, with records ten years ago showing almost 300 house fires per year.  This is especially encouraging news as the vast majority of people have been required to spend more time at home for work and social purposes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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CROs with masks
Although most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 in England have been lifted this week, we are continuing to work to our current COVID-19 arrangements for the time being...