Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

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Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  England
County  Cambridgeshire
Agency overview
Chief Fire Officer Graham Stagg
Facilities and equipment
Stations 29
Official website

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 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 is arranged into six divisions, in line with the county's districts: Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough, Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. The Service's headquarters are in Huntingdon.

Fire stations[edit]

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service operates 29 fire stations, of which four are crewed day and night (wholetime), three are day-crewed and the remainder are crewed by retained 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:

  • 3 wholetime stations
  • 1 wholetime/retained station
  • 2 day-crewed Monday to Sunday, 08:30 to 17:00
  • 1 day-crewed Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 17:00 until 16:30 on Fridays
  • 20 retained stations
  • 1 community station
  • 1 volunteer station


Station Number District Location Type Appliances Registrations
C14 Peterborough Dogsthorpe Wholetime 1 WrL, 1 TL, 1 RV KX13 EZJ, T837 RFL, T838 RFL
C15 Peterborough Peterborough RV Retained 1 WrL KX58 LWN
C16 Peterborough Stanground Wholetime 1 Multistar 1+ (CARA) KX09 JHA
C17 Huntingdonshire Yaxley Retained 1 WrL, 1 WT AF02 XTL, AF52 VMM
C18 Fenland Whittlesey Retained 1 WrL AE06 PFU
C19 Peterborough Thorney Retained 1 WrL AE06 PFO
C20 Fenland Wisbech Day Crewed 2 WrL KX60 AYM, KX59 JHO
C21 Fenland March Retained 2 WrL KX53 FJZ, Y992 WFL
C22 Fenland Manea Retained 1 WrL S47 BCE
C23 Fenland Chatteris Retained 1 WrL KP54 CWY
C24 Huntingdonshire Ramsey Retained 2 WrL AE03 OUU, Y991 WFL
C25 Huntingdonshire Sawtry Retained 1 WrL AE03 OUS
C26 Huntingdonshire Kimbolton Retained 1 WrL AF02 XTJ
C27 Huntingdonshire Huntingdon Wholetime 2 WrL, 1 RV, 1 CU KX13 EZG, KX11 HYW, Y724 WVA, R615 TAV
C28 Huntingdonshire St Ives, Cambridgeshire Retained 2 WrL AF02 XTK, S49 BCE
C01 Cambridge Cambridge Wholetime 1 WrL, 1 Multistar 1+ (CARA), 1 TL, 1 RV KX13 EZH, KX59 EWO, V879 UEW, AF51 DWL
C02 South Cambridgeshire Cottenham Retained 1 WrL AE03 OUP
C03 East Cambridgeshire Sutton Retained 1 WrL S48 BCE
C04 East Cambridgeshire Littleport Retained 1 WrL R863 EFL
C05 East Cambridgeshire Ely Day Crewed 2 WrL KX13 EZL, KP54 CWX
C06 East Cambridgeshire Soham Retained 2 WrL P153 GFL, P151 GFL
C07 East Cambridgeshire Burwell Retained 1 WrL T905 WVA
C08 East Cambridgeshire Swaffham Bulbeck Retained 1 WrL N490 SAV
C09 South Cambridgeshire Linton Retained 1 WrL T906 WVA
C10 South Cambridgeshire Sawston Retained 1 WrL AE06 PFV
C11 South Cambridgeshire Gamlingay Retained 1 WrL KX53 FJY
C12 South Cambridgeshire Papworth Everard Retained 1 WrL KX60 AYO
C13 Huntingdonshire St Neots Day Crewed 2 WrL, 1 IRU/HMU KX13 EZM, KX59 JHU, DG53 FZL


For more details on this topic, see Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the use of retained firefighters (who are part-time, but are paid when on duty) rather than volunteers is standard. The Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade, formed in 1884, is the only one of its kind remaining.[1] Nowadays it effectively functions as a retained fire station, except that its members provide their services unpaid. (Two Water Tender Ladders[2])

Fire authority[edit]

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 authority meets four times a year at brigade headquarters, situated at Hinchingbrooke Cottage on the outskirts of Huntingdon. Meetings are open to the general public.[3]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Walton, Jemma Meet Peterborough's Volunteer Fire Brigade team Peterborough Evening Telegraph, 26 July 2007
  2. ^ Peterborough Volunteer fire station Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (retrieved 6 April 2009)
  3. ^ The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (retrieved 9 December 2007)

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