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Corporate Communications and Media

All press and media enquiries should be directed to our Corporate Communications and Media Team by email or on 0191 444 1545/1542, during office hours, or out of office hours by contacting our Control Room on 0191 444 1069 and asking to speak to the Flexi Duty Officer. 

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

You can also complete the email form at the bottom of this page and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.  

Please note all press and media enquiries go to the Corporate Communications and Media 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 Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service can be found within the Press Releases directory.  

Office hours

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

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

Corporate Communications Officers
email:
Corporate.Communications@twfire.gov.uk 
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 444 1545


Out of hours

Voicebank: +44 (0) 871 550 4041

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