Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, formerly Tyne and Wear Metropolitan Fire Brigade, is the fire and rescue service for the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear. The service provides emergency fire cover to the five comprising metropolitan boroughs of Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and SouthTyneside, serving a population of 1.09 million people and a total geographical area of 538 square kilometres. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority is responsible for the running of the service, as well as the publication of performance indicators in accordance with its legal obligations.
The Service aims to recruit an inclusive workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Equality shapes our service, leadership and our commitment to our communities. Healthy, proud and engaged staff from a range of backgrounds are empowered to innovate whilst fostering an environment of mutual trust.
Our vision is ‘Creating the safest community’ and our mission is to save life, reduce risk, provide humanitarian services and protect the environment. We do this through our committed values which all employees share.
We are committed to the fair treatment for all, both in terms of the service that we deliver to the communities of Tyne and Wear and in employment.
The Authority is committed to fairness and equality and the way we manage our service through our policies and procedures supports our commitment to a diverse workforce, which serves a diverse community.
To support our commitment, we have an Equality Strategy, Equality and Diversity Policy and Dignity and Respect Policy, all available to download below.