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Covid-19 bus in Durham 21 June banner
The #COVID-19 Vaccination Bus will be stopping at these locations. From 9 - 21 June FIRST vaccinations ONLY are available on the bus for:  •    People who live or work in County Durham who are within the eligible age cohort at the time of the clinic •    Carers, health & social care frontline staff  •    People over the age of 16 years who are clinically vulnerable, or have a learning disability, who have not yet had their first jab. NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED
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Stuart Errington CFO
A leading North East partnership is showcasing organisations with excellent workplace wellbeing. The Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA) County Durham is proud to honour organisations for their dedication to improving workplace health through advanced training and awareness.
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Two men have been rescued from a disused mine in Middleton-In-Teesdale April 2021
Two men have been rescued from a disused mine in Middleton-In-Teesdale after getting into difficulty earlier this afternoon. A total of six fire crews from Middleton-In Teesdale, Durham, Newton Aycliffe, Seaham, Consett and the Special Rescue Unit from Bishop Auckland responded to reports of two men trapped in the disused High Skears mine just before 1pm today (Friday, April, 30).
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be water aware
County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) are joining forces with their local partners to help keep people safe this spring. With many lockdown restrictions being lifted and the arrival of warmer spring weather, many people are likely to be out with family and friends at waterside locations within County Durham and Darlington.  While keen for everyone to enjoy themselves, CDDFRS, Durham County Council (DCC) and Darlington Borough Council (DBC) would like to make everyone aware of the dangers when near the water as part of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) ‘Be water aware’ week, (26th April – 2nd May.)
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register my appliance
Register My Appliance Week 26th-30th April 2021 As we return to the new normal, during Register My Appliance Week, CDDFRS is reminding households to look around their homes and register the more than 100 million older appliances that helped sustain and often entertain them through lockdown. Our kitchens have been special over the past year. With the aid of several important appliances, not only did they keep everyone clean and fed, but they also provided a space  for some magic and fun in difficult times.
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County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Durham County Council, and Durham Wildlife Trust
Ahead of the weekend, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS), Durham County Council, and Durham Wildlife Trust are encouraging the public to take care of their local countryside following a rise in grass fires at nature reserves and beauty spots.  As many of us have relied on these areas throughout the pandemic to improve physical and mental health, all three agencies are now asking the public to repay nature, by looking after their local wildlife reserves and areas of natural beauty. 
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product recall lithium battery apr 2021
​  IMPORTANT PRODUCT RECALL  POTENTIAL FIRE RISK  LG Chem RESU 10H Lithium-Ion Residential Energy Storage System (ESS) Batteries can overheat, posing fire hazard and risk of emission of harmful smoke. For more information please visit  https://bit.ly/2RwP3dG 
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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.