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Cleveland Fire Brigade is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the boroughs of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland & Stockton-on-Tees in the North East of England. The name originates from the former county of Cleveland which was abolished in 1996. For ceremonial purposes the Brigade's area is split between County Durham and North Yorkshire.

Cleveland Fire Brigade
Operational area
BoroughsHartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees
Agency overview
Employeesapprox. 600
Chief Fire OfficerIan Hayton
Facilities and equipment

Cleveland is organised operationally into four Districts: Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees.


Fire Stations/AppliancesEdit

Cleveland Fire Brigade operates fourteen fire stations, eight of which are crewed day and night (wholetime) and six are crewed by retained firefighters who live near to their fire station and can arrive there within five minutes of a call being received.

Breakdown of the different areas and locations of each fire station: here

Station Callsign Station Duty System Appliances
A Middlesbrough Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x ALP
B Stockton-on-Tees Wholetime/Peak Activity* 1x ECRP, 1x CARP, 1x WrT, 2x SFU*
C Grangetown Wholetime/Dual Staffed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x H4P*
D Redcar Wholetime 1x ECDP, 1x WrT
E Thornaby Wholetime/Dual Staffed* 1x WrL, 1x WrT, 1x WRU+IRBt*, 1x PM* pods: 2x BFU, 1x ISU, 1x WFU 1x MDR
F Marine (Middlesbrough) Closed
G Billingham Wholetime/Dual Staffed* 1x WrL, 1x DIM*, 1x IRU*, 1x PM* pods: 2x BFU,1X MDD
H Coulby Newham (Middlesbrough) Wholetime/Peak Activity* 1x ECRP, 1x SFU*
I Stranton (Hartlepool) Wholetime/Dual Staffed* 1x ECDP, 1x WrT, 1x ICCU*
J Headland (Hartlepool) Retained 1x WrT
K Yarm Retained 1x WrT
L Guisborough Retained 1x WrL, 1x L4P
M Saltburn-by-the-Sea Retained 1x CARP, 1x L4P
N Skelton Retained 1x WrL
O Loftus Retained 1x WrT

Fire Appliance Glossary/CallsignsEdit

  • Enhanced Capability Rescue Pump (ECRP): B1/H1
  • Enhanced Capability Decontamination Pump (ECDP): D1/I1
  • Water Ladder (WrL): A1/C1/E1/G1/L1/N1
  • Water Tender (WrT): A3/B3/C3/D3/E3/I3/J3/K3/O3
  • Combined Aerial Rescue Pump (CARP): B4/M1
  • Small Fires Unit (SFU): B2/H2
  • Heavy 4x4 Pump (H4P): C4
  • Light 4x4 Pump (L4P): L4/M4
  • Water Rescue Unit + Inshore Rescue Boat (WRU+IRBt): E0
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): I5
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A6
  • Prime Mover (PM): E56


  • Bulk Foam Unit (BFU)
  • Incident Support Unit (ISU)
  • Welfare Unit (WFU)

Most Cleveland Fire Appliances have a distinctive white front

CBRN Response:

  • Detection, Identification & Monitoring (DIM): G10
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): G56
  • Prime Mover + Mass Decontamination Disrobe (PM+MDD): G57
  • Prime Mover + Mass Decontamination Rerobe (PM+MDR): G58


Cleveland Fire Brigade works in partnership with the North East Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical cover to areas of East Cleveland. These are areas that have been identified as having a greater need for ambulance cover. The aim of a co-responder team is to preserve life until the arrival of either a Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) or an ambulance. The appliances are equipped with oxygen and automatic external defibrillation (AED) equipment.

Four Cleveland fire stations operate as co-responders:[1]

  • Guisborough
  • Saltburn
  • Skelton
  • Loftus

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