Fire stations of the world: Middlesbrough Community Fire Station - Middlesbrough, UK
The state-of-the-art Middlesbrough Community Fire Station was officially opened on 9 September 2015 by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Barry Dodd CBE, Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority Councillor Jan Brunton and Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton. The two-storey full-time fire station delivers protection, prevention and an emergency response service to the Middlesbrough community in the north of England. It also boasts a variety of community facilities including meeting rooms, a gym and a mini fire station at the base of the Venetian Tower, where young people can take part in a number of activities.
Middlesbrough Fire Station is the Community Hub for the Middlesbrough District. Their Hubs are where community safety staff and fire fighters work together to provide a one-stop-shop of all services. This means their teams are working for the community, in the heart of the community.
The services provided from the Hub include:
Volunteers also work in the Community Hubs. Middlesbrough is a whole-time fire station which operates a 24/7 emergency response service. This means fire fighters work on station in a shift pattern of four watches.
Cleveland is in the North East of England and includes the borough authorities of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-On-Tees. It covers approximately 597km2 and centres around the mouth of the River Tees. It has a population of over 560 000 living in over 249 000 dwellings.
Cleveland Fire Brigade employs approximately 600 people across their fire stations and at their Training and Administration and Technical Hubs in Hartlepool. They service the area via four districts.
They have 14 community fire stations staffed according to local risk and activity. Their fire control room operates from the Hartlepool site and handles all of the 999 emergency calls for the area. The control room is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
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Their mission is to deliver an inclusive Fire and Rescue Service that ensures the safety and wellbeing of its communities’.
Source: Cleveland Fire