Areas covered

Gateshead Wide  and 3 more

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

We are committed to the safety of our communities throughout Tyne and Wear.

Our aim is to keep you protected – whether we’re responding to an emergency or working to promote safety in our waters, on our roads and in our homes and businesses. Our most recent inspection results confirm that we do this effectively and efficiently, whilst maintaining a positive and inclusive culture for our people.

In Gateshead, we work with local partner agencies to educate people on how to prevent fire and where necessary, safely react to an emergency. Our Prevention and Education Team can be contacted for more information on 0191 444 1885 or

There are four Community Fire Stations in Gateshead, these are Gateshead (Dryden Road), Birtley, Swalwell and Chopwell.  As well as responding to emergencies, operational firefighters carry out other vital tasks to reduce the risk to the Gateshead community. Delivering home safety checks are key to preventing loss of life and damage to property.

Further details of our free home safety checks can be found via our website

You can also request a home safety check via the online form

Contact Person

Watch Manager Vicki Vickerson

Organisation Address

Gateshead Community Fire Station
Dryden Road
United Kingdom