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. 
Sedgefield Station build
Last week saw the start of construction work on Sedgefield Community Fire Station to improve the facilities within the building, which sits in the heart of village. The new look station will also house North East Ambulance Service (NEAS), ensuring effective and efficient emergency response for the local community.
Water safety warning - Darlington Council photo
Residents across Darlington are being urged to put water safety first as the Easter holidays approach and Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are set to be eased. It is feared the warmer weather coupled with school holidays and the relaxation of restrictions, could see an influx of people gathering at the borough’s rivers and water side locations, which can be dangerous.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has published 'State of Fire and Rescue – The Annual Assessment of Fire and Rescue Services in England 2020 (Wednesday 17 March).
talk, teach time
The ‘Talk, Teach, Time’ campaign, aimed at tackling the spate of deliberate fires on the coast has been launched today by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, in the lead up to the Easter holidays, when traditionally they see a spike in deliberate fires.  Durham’s east coast area has seen a sharp increase of incidents of arson over the past few years, with deliberate fires that damage people’s properties, as well as grass and rubbish fires. 
b and q heater recall 10-03-2021
GoodHome Colenso 2000W White Oscillating Fan Heater. Barcode: 5059340046938 (on sale between September 2020 and January 2021).  The DIY shop B and Q have made us aware of a recall on two of their fan heaters.
📣 HAVE YOUR SAY 📣 Today we are launching our annual public consultation on the plans we have for the service for 2021-2024. ✅ We want to hear your views to help us make decisions on how we use our resources to prevent and respond to emergencies in the future. Click here for the links to the service plan and consultation