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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service for the non-metropolitan county of Cambridgeshire and the unitary authority of Peterborough.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.jpg
Operational area
Country England
County Cambridgeshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire OfficerChris Strickland
Facilities and equipment
Official website

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service was formed in 1974 from the merger of the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely Fire Brigade and the Huntingdon and Peterborough Fire Brigade (which had been formed in 1965 from the merger of Huntingdonshire Fire Brigade and the Soke of Peterborough Fire Brigade); all of which had existed since 1948.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service's headquarters are located in Huntingdon.

Fire Stations/AppliancesEdit

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service operates 28 fire stations, of which four are crewed day and night (wholetime), three are day-crewed and the remainder are crewed by on-call firefighters who live near to their fire station and can arrive there within five minutes of a call being received. The breakdown of stations is as follows:

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
B01 Cambridge Wholetime 1x RP, 2x Wrl (1 used as Roamping Pump), 1x MS, 1x RV
B02 Cottenham On-call 1x LRP
B03 Sutton On-call 1x WrL
B04 Littleport On-call 1x WrL
B05 Ely Day Crewed & On-call 1x RP 1x WrL
B06 Soham On-call 1x WrL
B07 Burwell On-call 1x WrL
B09 Linton On-call 1x WrL
B10 Sawston On-call 1x LRP
B11 Gamlingay On-call 1x WrL
B30 Cambourne Crewed by B11/B12 1PM+ HVP, 1PM+ HVHL, 1x 4WD
B12 Papworth On-call 1x WrL
B13 St Neots Day Crewed & On-Call 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x IRU*
A14 Dogsthorpe Wholetime 1x RP, 1x RV
A15 Peterborough RV Volunteer (On-call) 1x WrL
A16 Stanground Wholetime 1x MS, 1x LRP, 1x Wrl (used as Roaming Pump)
A17 Yaxley On-call 1x LRP
A18 Whittlesey On-call 1x WrL
A19 Thorney On-call 1x WrL
A20 Wisbech Day Crewed & On-Call 1x RP, 1x LRP
A21 March On-call 1x LRP, 1x WrL
A22 Manea On-call 1x WrL
A23 Chatteris On-call 1x LRP
A24 Ramsey On-call 1x LRP, 1x WC
A25 Sawtry On-call 1x WrL
A26 Kimbolton On-call 1x WrL
A27 Huntingdon Wholetime & On-call 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x ICCU*
A28 St Ives On-call 1x LRP

Fire Appliance Glossary/CallsignsEdit

  • Rescue Pump (RP)
  • Light Rescue Pump (LRP)
  • Standard water tender (WrL)
  • MultiStar 1+ (multi-functional aerial and water) (MS)
  • Water Carrier (WC)
  • Rescue Vehicle (RV)
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU)

CBRN Response:

  • High Volume Pump (PM+HVP)
  • High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HL)
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU)
  • Mass Decontamination Disrobe (PM+MDD)
Cambridge fire station

Fire authorityEdit

Cambridgeshire County Council was the fire authority until 1998 when Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority was formed following local government reorganisation in the county. The fire authority comprises 17 elected councillors, 13 from Cambridgeshire County Council and four from Peterborough city council. The full authority meets four times a year at Service headquarters, situated at Hinchingbrooke Cottage on the outskirts of Huntingdon. Meetings are open to the general public.[1]

a Cambridgeshire fire and rescue service rescue pump in Cambridge


2 urban search and rescue (USAR) MAN prime movers at huntingdon fire station

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (retrieved 9 December 2007)

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