Hartlepool Headland Fire Station opens

Headland Fire Station Image copyright CHAPMAN BROWN PHOTOGRAPHY
Image caption Brian Briggs, chair of Cleveland Fire Authority, 3-year-old Jayden Roberts who lives on the Headland and Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton, performed the opening

A new £800,000 fire station has opened in Hartlepool to replace the previous facility that was over 50 years old.

The building in Durham Street is part of a wider redevelopment by Cleveland Fire Brigade, with stations planned in Middlesbrough, Thornaby and Grangetown.

The station houses a fire engine and is for retained firefighters, who only attend when called to an emergency.

Brian Briggs, chair of Cleveland Fire Authority, said it was "absolutely vital" to invest in new facilities.

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