Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue Hydra Suite

    • Tyne & Wear Fire White Syndicate Room
    • Tyne & Wear Fire Red Syndicate Room
    • Tyne & Wear Fire Plenary Room Exercise
    • Tyne & Wear Fire Plenary Room
    • Tyne & Wear Fire Green Syndicate Room
    • Tyne & Wear Fire Hydra Control Room

The Incident Command Suite in Tyne and Wear FRS was commissioned in December 2010 and features 4 syndicate rooms, command support vehicle room, control room and plenary and is based at the Training Centre/Headquarters site at Washington, Tyne and Wear.   The Command Suite is responsible for the creation, delivery and assessment of all Incident Command training, designing and running service based Hydra and Minerva exercises including incident based, organisational and departmental scenarios. The Suite currently has 4 staff getting assistance, when necessary, from other L&D departments. The introduction of the Suite and the Hydra/Minerva systems saw a rise from training 76 personnel to an average of around 450 per year.

Key Contact Numbers for the Hydra Team at Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue:

Name Title Phone Email
Steven Davies        Command Suite Systems Officer 0191 444 1483 steven.davies@twfire.gov.uk
Marcus Robinson Watch Manager - Trainer/Facilitator 0191 444 1481 Marcus.Robinson@twfire.gov.uk
Darren Snowden Watch Manager - Trainer/Facilitator 0191 444 1482 darren.snowden@twfire.gov.uk

Suite Manager:  Jon Anderson

Station Manager - Incident Command Suite
Email: jon.anderson@twfire.gov.uk
Contact Number: +(0)191 444 1484
Address: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, Service HQ, Nissan Way, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3QY