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 our fire stations and at our Training & Administration and Technical Hubs in Hartlepool. We service our area via four Districts.
We have 14 community fire stations staffed according to local risk.
Our fire control room operates from our 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.
Firefighting in Cleveland represents one of the biggest challenges in the UK Fire and Rescue Service. No where in the UK will you find so many people living so closely to a major chemical production area, with 9,000 to 11,000 tanker movements a day, and 37 top tier control of major hazards (COMAH) sites and 10 lower tier ones; 12 % of national COMAH sites are in Cleveland. The Brigade also provides cover for two nuclear reactors, and a gas fuelled power station at Wilton, as well as the Tees and Hartlepool port Authority and shared coverage of an international airport.
We are in the business of keeping people safe and believe that our long term success is founded on our ability to manage our risks. The way we do this is simple: we adopt a balanced approach of prevention, protection and emergency response.
All this is captured in our vision to have built a sustainable future and:
• make a positive difference to the safety and quality of life of every local citizen; and the places where they live and work
• deliver services by people who are professional, proud and passionate
• are nationally recognised as being high performing and innovative; and internationally renowned for being able to reduce risk in business, industry and the home
Our Mission is to deliver an inclusive Fire and Rescue Service that ensures the safety and wellbeing of its communities’.
Apart from recruiting Wholetime and Retained Firefighters, we offer job opportunities across a wide range of disciplines from admin support to community advocates dealing with vulnerable groups to vehicle support technicians. We also employ a number of control room staff who undertake the vital role of answering and dealing with emergency calls, and making sure firefighters are supported at each and every incident.
Cleveland Fire Brigade is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe that this can be achieved through attracting, developing and retaining a diverse mix of staff from different backgrounds.
We recognise that every individual who works for Cleveland Fire Brigade makes an important contribution to the delivery of our vision, mission and aims. We always recruit the most talented people for any role, regardless of age, disability, trans gender identity, race, religion or belief, gender, relationship status, or sexual orientation however we realise that some groups are under-represented within certain parts of our organisation. We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds and we particularly encourage applications from women, the LGBT+ community, BAME people and those with a disability. We are an accredited Disability Confident Employer which reinforces our commitment to recruiting, retaining and developing disabled staff and the recognition of the value that disabled staff bring to the Brigade.