Located on Dryden Road in Gateshead, Gateshead Community Fire Station covers several Council Wards; Bridges, Low Fell, High Fell, Saltwell, Deckham and has partial coverage of: Dunston and Teams, Lamesley, Chowdene, Windy Nook and Whitehills, Lobley Hill and Bensham.
In addition to responding to emergencies, staff at the Station undertake a range of Community Safety (CS) activities that are primarily aimed at preventing fires, as well as deaths and injuries in fires.
Gateshead station is home to a Category 1 and a Category 2 appliance as well as an aerial ladder platform and an operational support unit.
The Station includes a CS office and there is Young Fire-fighters Association (YFA) which meets weekly.
The Station includes a 70 seat auditorium which has modern IT presentation systems plus a 20 seat meeting room, both of which are available to serving-the-community organisations free of charge. These rooms are also available to commercial customers at a competitive charge.