Corporate Communications and Media

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The Corporate Comms team handle regular requests for media interviews

All press and media enquiries should be directed to our Corporate Communications Team during office hours.

If the enquiry is out of office hours please contact our Control Room on 0191 444 1069 and ask to speak to the Flexi Duty Officer. 

Our 24-hour Voicebank also provides details of key incidents which have occurred in the Tyne and Wear area. 

You can also contact the team by email - see below for the corporate comms email address - or complete the form at the bottom of this page.  

Please note all press and media enquiries go to the Corporate Communications Team - any general enquiries or those relating to procurement and fire safety should go through the Contact Us page.

Additionally, all press releases issued by us can be found within the Press Releases directory.  

Office hours

9:00 to 17:00 Monday to Thursday
9:00 to 16:30 Friday 

Irem Haq - Corporate Communications Adviser
Telephone:  +44 (0) 191 444 1725

Rachael Stray - Corporate Communications Adviser
Telephone:  +44 (0) 191 444 1545

Karen Leech, Corporate Communications Manager

email: Karen.Leech@twfire.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 444 1542

Mobile: 07970272907 

Out of hours

Voicebank: +44 (0) 871 550 4041

email: Corporate.communications@twfire.gov.uk

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