Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

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Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  England
Counties  Herefordshire
Agency overview
Established 1974 (1974)
Employees 332
Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates
Facilities and equipment
Stations 27
Engines 40
Platforms 2
Rescues 1
USAR 6 modules
Rescue boats 4
Official website

The Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Herefordshire and Worcestershire in the West Midlands region of England.

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 busiest areas of Hereford and Worcester fire & rescue is Worcester and Redditch both averaging roughly 1500 call outs a year the Least busiest fire station is Fownhope averaging between 20-40 call outs a year neighbouring fire services include: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, South wales and the west midlands.


The following fire stations are maintained within the service area:[1]

Wholetime crewed / retained stations (Worcester and Hereford on tempoary 24hr shift systems)[edit]

21 Worcester Copenhagen Street (operational until 11th May 2015) WR1 2HQ (1x Scania p270 Rescue Pump, 1x Scania p270 Pump 1x Dennis sabre MK2 Pump , 1x Scania Aerial Ladder Platform, 1x Merc Sprinter Water Rescue Vehicle and Boat,)

46 Hereford St. Owen Street HR1 2JW (1x Scania p270 Ultra Heavy Rescue Pump, 1x MAN Pump 1x Dennis sabre MK2 Pump , 1x scania Aerial Ladder Platform, 1x merc sprinter Water Rescue Vehicle and Boat, 1x MAN Incident Response Unit 1x landrover)

27 Redditch Birmingham Road B97 6EL (2x Scania p270 Rescue Pump one fitted with CAFS, 1x MAN pump 1x Dennis SS YFA pump)

24 Kidderminster Castle Road DY11 6TH (1x Scania p94D Rescue Pump, 1x Scania p270 pump, 2x MAN High Volume Pumping Unit)

25 Bromsgrove Slideslow Drive B60 1GN (1x Scania p270 Rescue Pump, 1x Scania p94D Pump, )

Day crewed / retained stations[edit]

41 Malvern Worcester Road WR14 1TD (1x Scania p270 Rescue Pump, 1x Dennis Sabre MK2 Pump, 1x Dennis Command Support Unit [Bus conversion], 1x land dover defender and Argocat 1x Merc Sprinter line rescue vehicle)

26 Droitwich spa Friar Street WR9 8EQ (1x Scania P270 Ultra Heavy Rescue Pump, 1x Dennis Sabre MK2 Pump, 5x MAN USAR 1x Merc Sprinter incident support vehicle 2x Dennis SS yfa pump 1x Vauxhall crew bus)

28 Evesham Merstow Green WR11 4BD (1x Scania p94D Rescue Pump, 1x Dennis Sabre MK2 Pump, 1x Scania p94D Water Carrier, 1x Water Rescue Vehicle and Boat)

Retained stations[edit]

Retained stations in the service area include: 23 Bewdley, (1x Mercedes Pump 1x landrover defender and argocat)

30 Broadway, (1x Scania P270 rescue pump)

54 Bromyard, (1x Scania p94D rescue pump 1x Dennis Sabre MK2 pump)

48 Eardisley, (1x Dennis Sabre MK3 pump)

47 Ewyas Harold, (1x Dennis Sabre MK3 rescue pump)

43 Fownhope, (1x Dennis Sabre MK2 pump)

51 Kingsland, (1x Dennis Sabre MK2 pump)

49 Kington, (1x Dennis Sabre MK3 rescue pump)

42 Ledbury, (1x Scania P94D rescue pump 1x Scania p270 water carrier)

50 Leintwardine, (1x Scania P94D rescue pump)

52 Leominster, (1 x MAN rescue pump 1x Dennis sabre MK2 pump 1x Scania p270 water carrier)

29 Pebworth, (1x Dennis Sabre pump MK1)

31 Pershore, (1x Scania P94D rescue pump with animal rescue capabilities)

55 Peterchurch, (1x Scania P270 rescue pump 1x mercedes Restricted Access Vehicle)

44 Ross-on-Wye,(1x MAN rescue pump 1x Mercedes pump)

22 Stourport, (1x Dennis Sabre rescue pump MK2, 1x Merc sprinter environmental protection unit)

53 Tenbury Wells, (1x Scania P270 rescue pump)

32 Upton, (1x MAN CAFS pump)

and 45 Whitchurch (1x Scania p94d pump 1x mercedes Restricted access vehicle)

New stations[edit]

Newly built stations over the past 5 years include:

29 Pebworth Opened 2012

41 Malvern Opened 2014

25 Bromsgrove Opened 2014

21 Worcester Due to open 11th May 2015

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Find a station". Retrieved 2011-09-07.