|Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service|
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service area
|Area||Tyne and Wear|
|Size||540 sq. kilometres|
|Population||1. 08 million|
|HQ||Barmston Mere, Washington|
|Website||Tyne and Wear FRS|
|Fire Authority||Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority. In the United Kingdom a fire authority or fire and rescue authority is a statutory body made up of a committee of local councillors which oversees the policy and service|
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, formerly Tyne and Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the area of Tyne and Wear, England, providing emergency fire cover to a population of 1. A statute is a formal written enactment of a Legislative authority that governs a Country, State, City, or County. The fire service in the United Kingdom operates under separate legislative and administrative arrangements in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland 08 million people and a geographical area of 540 square kilometres. Its Chief Fire Officer is Iain Bathgate, and its motto is 'Creating the safest community'. The rank of Chief Fire Officer or CFO is the highest in the fire Service in England and Wales. 
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was formed in 1974, however it had been a requirement, since the passing of the Fire Brigades Act 1938 for local authorities to provide fire cover. Year 1974 ( MCMLXXIV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. The Fire Brigades Act 1938 (now repealed was the primary legislation for Great Britain, excluding London that placed responsibility for the provision of a fire brigade on to  Previously fire cover was provided by a number of smaller services In 2004 the name of the fire and rescue service was changed from Tyne and Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, to reflect changes in local authority structure. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "  The FRS works closely with Northumbria Police in order to promote community issues. Northumbria Police is the Home Office Police force responsible for policing the areas of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear in England. In biological terms a community is a group of interacting Organisms sharing an environment.
The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service serves over one million people in Sunderland, Newcastle and Tyneside. Sunderland (, or /ˈsʌn(dlən/ is a City in Tyne and Wear, England. Newcastle upon Tyne ( (often shortened to Newcastle) is a city and Metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, England Tyneside is a Conurbation in northern England, which is home to over 80% of the Metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear.  The service responded to 24,025 incidents in the period 2004 to 2005, which consisted of 13,060 fires, 8495 false alarms and 2470 special service calls. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Of its 15 wholetime, one part-wholetime/part-retained, and one retained fire stations, the FRS operates 49 frontline fire appliances consisting of:
There are currently seventeen fire stations in operation with the FRS. A fireboat is a specialized watercraft often resembling a Tugboat, with pumps and nozzles designed for fighting shoreline and shipboard Fires They are frequently The following table contains information about them:
|Community fire station||Community facilities||Location||No. of fire appliances||Status||Call sign|
|Birtley||Yes||Durham road||3 (inc. 1 DIM unit)||Wholetime and retained||Whiskey|
|Colby Court||Yes||Elswick road||3 (inc. 1 Emergency Tender)||Wholetime||Charlie|
|Fossway||Yes||Union road||5 (inc. 1 Turntable Ladder, 1 Boat transporter & 1 fire boat)||Wholetime||Foxtrot|
|Fulwell||Yes||Station road||2 (inc. 1 Ariel Ladder Platform)||Wholetime||Mike|
|Gateshead||Yes||Dryden road||4 (inc. 1 Ariel Ladder Platform & 1 operational support unit)||Wholetime||Victor|
|Gosforth||No, (future plans)||Jubilee road||2||Wholetime||Echo|
|Hebburn||Yes||Victoria road west||3 (inc. 1 special rescue tender)||Wholetime||Tango|
|Rainton Bridge||Yes||Mercantile road||1||Wholetime||Hotel|
|South Shields||Yes||John Reid road||2||Wholetime||Kilo|
|Sunderland Central||Yes||Railway row||6 (inc. 4 prime movers & 5 Urban search & rescue pods + 1 Rescue Tender Pod)||Wholetime||November|
|Swalwell||Yes||Market Lane||3 (inc. 1 Prime movers , 2 High Volume Pump Unit Pod)||Wholetime||Yankee|
|Tynemouth||Yes||Preston North Road||3 (inc. 1 incident response unit)||Wholetime||Juliet|
|Washington||Yes||Glover industrial estate||3 (inc. 1 prime mover & 1 re-robe pod)||Wholetime||Sierra|
|West Denton||Yes||West Denton Way||3 (inc. 1 command support unit)||Wholetime||Alpha|
Originally TWFRS Dennis Specialist Vehicles, efficient for fire service use. Dennis Specialist Vehicles is a major British coachbuilder and manufacturer of specialised commercial vehicles based in Guildford, England. Over time the service depended less on Dennis appliances and more on Volvo. This article is about Volvo Group - AB Volvo Volvo Cars is the passenger vehicle maker owned by Ford Motor Company, using the Volvo Trademark In recent years it has begun to use more Dennis appliances and it is currently a variation of Volvo and Dennis appliances. This article is about Volvo Group - AB Volvo Volvo Cars is the passenger vehicle maker owned by Ford Motor Company, using the Volvo Trademark Five new Dennis vehicles are on order which are due to be delivered in the Spring of 2007. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. These five new Dennis appliances will be based at Hebburn, Gateshead, West Denton, South Shields and Tynemouth. Gateshead Fire Station has received a new Dennis appliance, others are still to come.
The intention of community fire stations is to use them as meeting places to discuss fire related issues, as well as offer facilities for local citizens to receive fire safety information if should they require it. Fire safety refers to precautions that are taken to prevent or reduce the likelihood of a Fire that may result in death injury or property damage alert those in a structure Another aim of the community fire stations was to "Provide the community with the highest standards of fire safety and firefighting services available" A lot of the community fire stations now have YFA (Young Firefighters Association) which allow children to experience what it would be like to be a firefighter and what work and effort is involved. 
During the 1980s and early 90's - the brigade used the “wellyphant” character to publicise it’s fire safety scheme amongst schoolchildren. As well as visiting schools, the character (usually an officer dressed up inside the giant pink elephant costume) visited supermarkets and towns across the brigade’s patch highlighting the message during the school holidays.
Over the next few years the service will be buying new fire appliances and building several new fire stations. There are currently plans to replace one community fire station in Tynemouth and the future of Fulwell is currently being investigated (i. e. refurbishment, re-location or rebuilding on same site). The service has currently received another four New Dimension Prime Movers, these four new prime movers are based at Washington (for re-robe module) , ? and two at swalwell (1 for dis-robe module & 1 for high volume pump unit) , along with the existing three based at Sunderland Central for urban search and rescue. The emergency tender based at Sunderland Central Fire Station ended its service in March 2007 and will be replaced by a rescue tender pod. Events in March American Red Cross Month Fire Prevention month ( The Philippines) Women's History Month ( United Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. A new high volume pump unit pod has acquired by the FRS, it will be based at Swalwell fire station.