County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service is here to make the communities within our area a safer place to live, work and visit. We are governed by a separate statutory body known as the Combined Fire Authority. Our Service is accountable to the Combined Fire Authority which is comprised of locally elected councillors who are members of the authority.
County Durham and Darlington Fire Authority is responsible for the fire and rescue service across the two unitary authority areas of County Durham and the borough of Darlington, serving a population of over 620,000 people spread over almost 2,460 square kilometres.
Fire cover is provided 24-hours a day, every day of the year.
All 999 calls are received by our Control room at Service Headquarters at Belmont. Fire engines are then mobilised from 15 fire stations across the Service area. All front-line fire engines are equipped with state-of-the-art rescue equipment and there is also a fleet of specialist appliances, which are used during road traffic collisions, water rescues and other specialist rescues. Firefighters are trained and ready to respond to a range of emergencies, not just fire. These include: road, rail or air crashes, flood, animal rescues, chemical spills and even terrorist attack.
Information about the Fire and Rescue Service organisational structure can be accessed here:
To access the Service's Pay Policy Statement use the link here for further information:
To access the senior leadership team officer salaries use the link here: