Always here during times of crisis

A firefighter has called on the region to look out for each other after revealing the service was called to help more than 100 people in distress – in just six months. Tommy Richardson is the mental health lead at…

Fighting a pandemic as well as fires

They are known for fighting the flames but fire service staff have been praised for fighting Covid-19 – after revealing they have administered 40,000 tests and vaccinations. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) have been working closely with…

Off-duty firefighters praised after lending a hand

A crew of off-duty firefighters have been praised after they helped rescue the occupant of a car crash – as they travelled to a national extrication competition. On Thursday, 16 September, the firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service were travelling…

Festival of Rescue to astonish crowds on Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides

On 17 and 18 of September spectators on both the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides will be in awe of the 2021 UKRO Challenge – Festival of Rescue being hosted by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS). The free,…

Former IBF Cruiserweight World Champion inspires the next generation of Wearside boxers

On Wednesday, 11 August former IBF Cruiserweight world champion Glenn McCrory visited Sunderland Community Hub to help inspire the young Wearside boxers of the future. The former World Champion answered questions and told anecdotes about the world of boxing, and…

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