Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Coverage
Area Gloucestershire
Size 2,653 km2 (1,024 sq mi)
Population 575,400
Operations
HQ Quedgeley
Stations 22
Co-responder YES
Chief Fire Officer Stewart Edgar QFSM
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Geoff Sallis
Website Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

The Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the county of Gloucestershire, England. The service is run by Gloucestershire County Council.

The Chief Fire Officer is Stewart Edgar QFSM.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue does not cover the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire which is covered by Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

Their headquarters are located at the TriService Emergency Centre in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. Also operating from there is Gloucestershire Constabulary and Great Western Ambulance Service.

As part of the FiReControl project, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue's control room was planned to switch over to the regional control centre in Taunton. Originally scheduled to take place in January 2011, the cutover date was revised to September 2011,[1] however this plan was thrown into doubt in May 2010 when the government announced that fire services would not be forced to reorganise.[2][3]

Stations as of January 2013[edit]

Full-Time[edit]

Station 5 Gloucester South, Dennis Rescue Pump(Wholetime), Landrover Rescue Boat, Nissan Station Car, Minibus, Nation Response Boat.

Station 7 Stroud, Scania Rescue Pump(Wholetime),Fire Engine (Retained), Damage Control Unit (Retained), Small Pump, Environmental Protection Unit

Station 11 Gloucester North, Scania Rescue Pump(Wholetime), Aerial Appliance(Wholetime),Special Incident Support Unit(Wholetime), Fire Engine(Retained)

Station 12 Cheltenham East, Scania Rescue Pump(Wholetime), Bronto Aerial Appliance(Wholetime), Fire Engine (Retained), Water Carrier (Retained),Control Unit(Retained).Y

Station 13 Cheltenham West, Dennis Rescue Pump(Wholetime), Multi Role Vehicle(Flat bed lorry with Hiab)

Day Crew/Retained[edit]

21 Cirencester, Rescue Pump, Fire Engine (Retained), Indecent Response Unit (Retained), High Volume Pump (Retained).

Retained[edit]

1 Lydney, Fire Engine, Fire Engine, Landrover Cliff Rescue, Co-responder.

2 Coleford, Fire Engine, Fire Engine, Cliff Rescue, Co-responder.

3 Cinderford, Fire Engine, Fire Engine, Landrover with hovercraft.

4 Newent, Fire Engine, Hovercraft.

6 Painswick, Fire Engine.

8 Nailsworth, Fire Engine, Fire Engine.

9 Wotton-under-Edge, Fire Engine, Co-responder.

10 Dursley, Fire Engine, Fire Engine, Landrover,

14 Tewkesbury, (Gloucestershire Water Rescue Centre), Fire Engine, Fire Engine, Landrover with Rescue Boat.

15 Winchcombe, Fire Engine.

16 Chipping Camden, Fire Engine, Breathing Apparatus Unit, Co-responder.

17 Morton-in-Marsh, Fire Engine.

18 Stow-on-the-Wold, Fire Engine, Fire Engine.

19 Northleach, Fire Engine.

20 Fairford, Fire Engine.

22 Tetbury, Fire Engine, Co-responder, Indecent Support Unit(Food).

New Stations[edit]

In 2008 the Government approval for 4 new fire stations. Two for Gloucester and two for Cheltenham. Cheltenham will have a Cheltenham East (12) (on the same site as the current fire station) with 6 bays and Cheltenham West (13) (Uckington) with 3 bays. Gloucester will have its current station (on Eastern Ave) demolished and move to Gloucester North (11) with 4 bays (Cheltenham Road East) and Gloucester South (5) (Cole Ave) with 6 bays and Skillzone. Gloucester North is open on 17 May. Cheltenham East was opened in April.

Stations[edit]

Before the old Cheltenham station closed it had 8 bays making it possibly the UK's biggest stations (Bays). After it was closed Stroud became the biggest in the county at 7 bays again possibly the biggest station in the UK (Bays).

AFA Response[edit]

Hospital Day- 1Pump

Hospital Night- 2Pumps

Domestic Any time- 2Pumps

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.swfirecontrol.co.uk/whatisfirecontrol.asp
  2. ^ "The Coalition: our programme for government" (PDF). HM Government, United Kingdom. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  3. ^ "South West fire control in Taunton could be scrapped". BBC News. 21 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010. 

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