Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service

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Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
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Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Size 3,908.59 km2 (1,509.12 sq mi)
Population 714,000
Operations
Formed 1974
HQ Worcester
Staff 332 (full time)
Stations 27
Co-responder No
Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates
Fire authority Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Authority
Website Hereford and Worcester Fire & Rescue Service

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.

Stations[edit]

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

Wholetime crewed / retained stations[edit]

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[edit]

Malvern (1x Rescue Pump, 1x Pump, 1x Command Support Unit, 1x Pinzgauer and Argocat)

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[edit]

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.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a station". www.hwfire.org.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-07.