Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service

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Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service
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Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Leicestershire & Rutland
Size 2,552.93 km2 (985.69 sq mi)
Population 953,100
Operations
Formed 1948, 1974 (in current form)
HQ Birstall
Staff 835 approx
Stations 20
Co-responder 1 Station
Chief Fire Officer Dave Webb
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Ian Scarrott
Fire authority Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority
Website Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service which covers Leicestershire and Rutland including the unitary authority of Leicester.

History[edit]

The Leicestershire and Rutland Fire Brigade and the separate City of Leicester Fire Brigade were created in 1948 by the Fire Services Act 1947. In 1974 the City of Leicester brigade was merged with the Leicestershire & Rutland brigade to form the present fire service.

Since Rutland and the City of Leicester became separate authorities in the 1990s, the fire authority which administers the service is a joint-board made up of representatives from Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council.[1]

Fire stations[edit]

Leicestershire and Rutland FRS has twenty fire stations, as follows:[2]

Co-responder stations[edit]

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service works in partnership with the East Midlands Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical cover to a small part of Leicestershire. The only area that has been identified as having a greater need for ambulance cover is Billesdon. The aim of a co-responder team is to preserve life until the arrival of either a Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) or an ambulance. Co-responder vehicles are equipped with oxygen and automated external defibrillator (AED) equipment.

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