Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
|Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service|
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service area
|Area||Herefordshire and Worcestershire|
|Size||3,908.59 km2 (1,509.12 sq mi)|
|Staff||332 (full time)|
|Chief Fire Officer||Mark Yates|
|Fire authority||Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority|
|Website||Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service|
The service was created in 1974 when Herefordshire and Worcestershire were merged to create the county of Hereford and Worcester. The two counties were split up again in 1998 but the fire service remained, and is now run by a joint fire authority.
The Service covers an area of 3,908.59 km² with a population of 714,100. The service has 332 wholetime operational staff, 369 retained (part-time) staff, 21 Fire Control staff, as well as about 98 non-uniformed support staff.
The following fire stations are maintained within the service area:
Wholetime crewed / retained stations
Worcester (1x Rescue Pump, 2x Pump, 1x Aerial Ladder Platform, 1x Water Rescue Vehicle and Boat)
Hereford (1x Rescue Pump, 2x Pump, 1x Aerial Ladder Platform, 1x Water Rescue Vehicle and Boat, 1x Incident Response Unit)
Redditch (1x Rescue Pump, 1x Pump, 1x Compressed Air Foam System Appliance)
Kidderminster (1x Rescue Pump, 1x Pump, 2x High Volume Pumping Unit)
Bromsgrove (1x Rescue Pump, 1 Pump, 1x Hydraulic Platform)
Day crewed / retained stations
Droitwich (1x Rescue Pump, 1x Pump, 1x Incident Support Unit, 1x Incident Response Unit, 5x USAR)
Evesham (1x Rescue Pump, 1x Pump, 1x Water Carrier, 1x Water Rescue Vehicle and Boat)
Retained stations in the service area include: Bewdley, Broadway, Bromyard, Eardisley, Ewyas Harold, Fownhope, Kingsland, Kington, Ledbury, Leintwardine, Leominster, Pebworth, Pershore, Peterchurch, Ross-on-Wye, Stourport, Tenbury Wells, Upton, and Whitchurch.
- "Find a station". www.hwfire.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-07.