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Sunderland District Homepage

Bill Forster - Head of Service Delivery, East
Bill Forster - Head of Service Delivery, East

Welcome to our  Sunderland District Homepage. 

It is my belief that preventing a fire occurring in the first place is far better than dealing with the consequences of that fire. A large part of a firefighters role is responding to many different types of emergency incidents including Road Traffic Collisions, chemical spills and various types of rescue in addition to responding to fires.   

Sunderland District has seen significant reductions in most of our fire statistics over recent years however we recognise there are still issues we need to address. As a Service we are aware that the reduction of risk to our community cannot be the responsibility of one agency and community safety is enhanced by a multi-agency approach..

In order to identify those most at risk from fire within our community we work closely with Sunderland City Council, health and social services and other local agencies. Together we are able to offer practical help and support to our residents. Our common goal is to create the safest community.

Work continues with the re-development of our Sunderland North Station from Fulwell to Marley Pots - read our latest press release for more information.

For further information please visit Home Safety Checks, or to arrange a Home Safety Check please contact - 0800 0327777.

Please select a station from the Sunderland district map or use the list to view more information about that station.


Please select a link for more information about performance relating to the Sunderland district.


Sunderland News

Sunderland Fire Authority Members

ForenameSurnameLocal AuthorityPolitical Party
Councillor RichardBellSunderland City CouncilLabour
Councillor BarryCurran (Chair)Sunderland City CouncilLabour
Councillor RobertOliverSunderland City CouncilConservative
Councillor TonyTaylorSunderland City CouncilLabour

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