Built in 2001, South Shields Community Fire Station was the first of the purpose built Community Stations built by Tyne and Wear Fire Authority. The station is located on John Reid Road, South Shields and covers the east side of South Tyneside Metropolitan Council and part of Sunderland County Council North. The station covers several council wards; Beacon and Bents, Biddick Hall, Biddick and All Saints, Boldon Colliery, Cleadon and East Boldon, Cleadon Park, Harton, Horsley Hill, Simonside and Rekendyke, West Park, Westoe, Whitburn and Marsden and Whiteleas.
As well as firefighting, staff are also the main asset in undertaking a range of Community Safety (CS) activities that are primarily aimed at preventing fires and deaths and injuries in fires.
The Community Safety Centre houses the Community Safety Team, Centre Administrator, Young Firefighters Association (YFA), the Arson Task Force (ATF, a collaboration between Fire Brigade and Police personnel) and South Tyneside Council Community Team.
The Community Safety Centre also boasts a full media prepared auditorium seating 120. This entire facility is integrated within a fully functional fire station and accessible to all members of our community.