County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering an area of 2,432 km2 (939 square miles), for the unitary authority areas of County Durham and Darlington. The service borders with Cleveland Fire Brigade, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service and Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.

County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service
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Operational area
CountyCounty Durham
Agency overview
Established1 April 1948 (1948-04-01)
Chief Fire OfficerStuart Errington
Facilities and equipment
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The service was formed on 1 April 1948 as a result of the Fire Services Act 1947. The first Chief Fire Officer was C.V Hall and was appointed this position on 19 September 1947. The large area covered by the FRS was then divided into three areas, consisting of: Divisions A-C. The service now has its own training school, workshops and headquarters located in Framwellgate Moor.[1]

Country Durham and Darlington fire appliance

Fire stations and appliancesEdit

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
D01 Consett Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x GPV
D02 High Handenhold Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL 1x GPV
D03 Seaham Day Crewed#/Retained 2x WrL 1x GPV
D04 Peterlee Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x GPV, 1x PM+HVP*, 1x PM+HVHL*
D05 Wheatley Hill Retained 1x WrL, Foam POD
D06 Durham Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x TRV, 1x ALP, 1x GPV, 1x FRV*
D07 Stanhope Retained 1x WrL, 1x GPV
D08 Crook Retained 2x WrL,1x WelFU
D09 Spennymoor Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL 1x WrC, 1X EPU
D10 Sedgefield Retained 1x WrL,
D11 Newton Aycliffe Day Crewed#/Retained*/ 2x WrL, 1x ICCU* 1x GPV
D12 Bishop Auckland Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x SRU, 1x WRU*, 1x FRV*, 1xGPV+IrbT* 1x GPV
D13 Middleton In Teesdale Retained 1x WrL, 1x TRV
D14 Barnard Castle Retained 2x WrL, 1x GPV
D15 Darlington Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 2x WrL, 1x TRV, 1x ALP, 1x GPV, 1x PM* , MDD
  1. Day Crewed 0700-1900hrs, reverts to Retained 19:00-07:00

Fire appliance glossary / callsignsEdit

  • Water Rescue Ladder (WrL): P1/P2/
  • Targeted Response Vehicle (TRV): L1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HVHL): T8
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T9
  • Prime Mover + Bulk Foam Unit (PM+BFU): S1
  • Special Rescue Unit (SRU): R2
  • General Purpose Vehicle + Inshore Rescue Boat (GPV+IrbT): T2
  • Water Rescue Unit (WRU): T3
  • Flood Response Vehicle (FRV): T4
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Welfare Unit (WelFU): S1

CBRN Response:

  • Prime Mover + Mass Decontamination Disrobe (PM+MDD):

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "History of the Service (1948-2007)". Archived from the original on 2007-02-03. Retrieved 2007-01-22.

External linksEdit