Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service which serves the communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
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Operational area
CountryUnited Kingdom, England
Agency overview
Chief Fire OfficerCallum Faint
Facilities and equipment
Stations20
Website
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HistoryEdit

The Leicestershire and Rutland Fire Brigade and the separate City of Leicester Fire Brigade were created in 1948 by the Fire Services Act 1947. In 1974 the City of Leicester brigade was merged with the Leicestershire and Rutland brigade to form the present fire service.

Since Rutland and the City of Leicester became unitary authorities in the 1990s, the fire authority which administers the service is a joint-board made up of representatives from Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council.[1]

 
The Grade-II listed Leicester Central Fire Station (1925-27)

Senior management teamEdit

The team of Directors and Area Managers(correct as of 2020/21)

  • Chief Fire and Rescue Officer - Callum Faint
  • Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer and Director of Service Delivery - Paul Weston
  • Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer and Director of Service Support - Mick Grewcock
  • Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer - Richard Hall
  • Area Manager Operational Response - Matt Cane
  • Area Manager Service Assurance - Andy Galway
  • Area Manager Community Risk - Karl Bowden
  • Area Manager Tri Service Fire Control - Richard Calder
  • Area Manager - Finance and Information Communication Technologies - Vacant
  • Area Manager - Head of People and Organisational Development - Georgina Coop

Fire stations and appliancesEdit

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
FE S18 Castle Donington Wholetime 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 l/min) 1x WR
FE S19 Birstall Day Crewing Plus 1x WrL (CAFS, 4000 l/min), 1x ALP 1x Community Safety Vehicle 1x Fire Bike
FE S20 Loughborough Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 l/min), 1x TRV 1x WrC*, 1x DIM*, 1x GPV
FE S21 Melton Mowbray Day Crewed/ On-Call 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 l/min), 1x WrL (CAFS, 4000 l/min)*
FE S23 Eastern Wholetime 1x PrL (AFFF, 4000 l/min), 1x WrL (CAFS, 4000 l/min), 1x GPV, 1x HTV
FE S24 Western Wholetime 1x PrL (AFFF, 4000 l/min), 1x GPV, 1x FESU
FE S25 Coalville Day Crewing Plus/Cross Crewed* 1x PrL (AFFF, 4000 l/min), 1x TRV 1x HMEPU*, 1x GPV 1x FFU
FE S26 Ashby-de-la-Zouch On-Call 1x Wrl (CAFS, 4000 l/min), 1x GPV
FE S28 Shepshed On-Call/Cross Crewed* 1x Wrl (CAFS, 4000 l/min) , 1x CSV*
FE S30 Central Wholetime 1x PrL (AFFF, 4000 l/min), 1x WrL (CAFS, 4000 l/min), 1x ALP, 1x GPV
FE S31 Wigston Day Crewing Plus/Cross Crewed* 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 l/min), 1x WrL (CAFS 4000 l/min), 1x CSV*, 1x GPV
FE S32 Billesdon On-Call 1x WrL (CAFS 4000 l/min) 1x GPV 1x CRV
FE S33 Oakham Day Crewed Plus/On-Call 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 L/min), 1x TRV, 1x ISU*
FE S34 Uppingham On-Call/Cross Crewed (ISU)* 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 L/min), 1x TRV
FE S35 Kibworth On-Call/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL (CAFS 4000 l/min), 1x WV*
FE S36 Market Harborough Day Crewed/On-Call 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 L/min), 1x TRV, 1x CRV/WR, 1x HLU/MVP
FE S37 Lutterworth Day Crewed/On-Call* 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 L/min), 1x TRV, 1x GPV
FE S38 Hinckley Day Crewing Plus/On-Call 1x PrL (AFFF, 2000 L/min), 1x WrL (CAFS 4000 l/min) 1 x GPV
FE S39 Market Bosworth On-Call 1x WrL (CAFS 4000 l/min),
FE S40 Southern Wholetime/Cross Crewed*/On-Call 1x WrL (CAFS 4000 l/min), 1x PM, 1x IRU*, 1x HRSU, 1x LiRU, 1x GPV, 1x IrbT, 1x SDU, 4x PM+5x USAR Pods

Fire appliance glossary and call signsEdit

  • Pump Rescue Ladder (PrL): P1/P2, Aqueous Film Forming Foam, 2000 litres per minute on old PrL's & new PrL's 4000 litres per minute.
  • Water Ladder (WrL) (CAFS) Compressed Air Foam System: P1/P2, 4000 Litres per minute.
  • Tactical Response Vehicle (TRV): P3
  • Fire Fogging Unit (FFU): W1
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W1
  • Hose Layer Unit with Medium Volume Pump (HLU): W2
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Command Support Vehicle (CSV): C1
  • Hazardous Materials Environmental Protection Unit (HMEPU): H1
  • Fire & Emergency Support Unit (FESU): S1
  • Incident Support Unit (ISU): S1
  • Welfare Unit (WelfU): S1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T2
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRV): T1
  • hydrant Testing Vehicle (HTV)

Specialist Rescue Team:

  • Heavy Rescue Unit (HRU) R1
  • Heavy Rescue Support Unit (HRSU): R1
  • Rope Rescue Unit (LiRU): R2
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1
  • Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1
  • Water Rescue 4x4 (WR) : R2

Urban Search & Rescue (USAR):

  • Search & Rescue Dog Unit (SDU): R9
  • Personnel Carrier (PC): T5
  • Prime Mover (PM): T6/T7/T8/T9

Pods:

  • Module 1 - Technical Search Equipment
  • Module 2 - Heavy Transport, Confined Space & Hot Cutting
  • Module 3 - Breaching & Breaking Equipment
  • Module 4 - Multi Purpose Vehicle
  • Module 5 - Shoring Operations

Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response:

  • Detection, Identification & Monitoring (DIM): H8

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