Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service

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Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  United Kingdom
Country  England
Agency overview
Established 1974 (1974)
Chief Fire Officer Dan Stephens
Facilities and equipment
Stations 26
Website
Official website

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering the county of Merseyside in north-west England and is the statutory firefighting and rescue service responsible for all 999 fire brigade calls in Sefton, Knowsley, St. Helens, Liverpool and Wirral.

History[edit]

In 1974 the merger of the following borough Fire Brigades: City of Liverpool, Birkenhead, Bootle, Southport, St Helens, and Wallasey. As well as parts of Lancashire County Fire Brigade and Cheshire County Fire Brigade to create Merseyside Fire Brigade.

Merseyside Fire Brigade has since evolved into Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, to represent the fact that the Service conducts Rescues such as RTC's as well as Fire Fighting.

Merseyside fire & Rescue Service Headquarters is located on Bridle Road, Bootle

Since 2013 the MACC relocated from Derby Road, Kirkdale to a purpose built Joint MACC with Merseyside police which is also located at the Bridle Road site.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service is made up of 5 Area Commands as follows: Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, and St Helens. Within these areas are 22 wholetime Stations, and 2 Wholetime/Day Crewed Stations (30 Min readiness at night), providing Merseyside with 24hr fire cover. Also 1 Wholetime Rescue Boat located at the Pier Head on the River Mersey.

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service Stations/Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Duty System Station Name Station Address Appliances
M10 Wholetime Kirkdale Studholme Street, Kirkdale 2x WrL, 3x PM, PODS: DCU, EPU, BASU, ICCU, MTFU, BFU, LPPU, HLU, 1x TRU 1x PM+MDD, 1x DIM, 1x IRU
M11 Wholetime/Cross Crewed (CPL) Liverpool City St. Anne Street, Liverpool 1x WrL, 1x CPL
M12 Wholetime Kensington Beech Street, Liverpool 1x WrL,
M14 Wholetime Speke and Garston Cartwrights Farm Road, Speke 1x WrL
M15/M61 Wholetime Toxteth 95 Windsor Street, Toxteth 1x WrL, 2x CSU
M16 Wholetime/Day Crewed Old Swan 628 Queens Drive, Old Swan 2x WrL
M17 Wholetime/Cross Crewed (HVP) Belle Vale Childwall Valley Road, Belle Vale 1x WrL, 1x PM+HVPU, 1x PM+DHLU
M18 Wholetime Aintree Longmoor Lane, Aintree 1x WrL
M19 Wholetime Croxteth Storrington Avenue, Croxteth 1x WrL, 1x SRP, 1x PM+SRU, 1x WRU, 1x PM+Hcft, 1x GPV+Jet Skis, 3x PM for 5x USAR Pods, 1x Canine Unit
M20 Wholetime/Cross Crewed (CPL) Birkenhead Exmouth Street, Birkenhead 1x WrL, 1x CPL
M21 Wholetime Bromborough Dock Road South, Bebington 1x WrL
M22 Wholetime Heswall Telegraph Road, Heswall 1x WrL
M23 Wholetime Upton Arrowe Park Road, Upton 1x WrL
M24 Wholetime West Kirby The Concourse, Grange Road, West Kirby 1x WrL
M25 Wholetime Wallasey Mill Lane, Wallasey 1x WrL
M30 Wholetime Bootle and Netherton Buckley Hill Lane, Netherton 1x WrL
M31 Wholetime Crosby Crosby Road North, Waterloo 1x WrL, 1x HRP
M32 Wholetime Formby Church Road, Formby 1x WrL
M33 Wholetime/Cross Crewed (CPL) Southport Manchester Road, Southport 2x WrL, 1x CPL
M40 Wholetime Huyton Huyton Lane, Huyton 1x WrL
M42 Wholetime Kirkby Webster Drive, Kirkby 1x WrL
M50 Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed (CPL) St. Helens Parr Stocks Road, St. Helens 2x WrL, 1x CPL
M51 Wholetime Newton-Le-Willows Borron Road, Newton-Le-Willows 1x WrL
M52 Wholetime Eccleston Millfields, St. Helens 1x WrL
M81 Wholetime Marine Rescue Station Pier Head, Liverpool 1x IRB

Fire Appliance Glossary[edit]

  • Pump (WrL): P1/P2
  • Search and Rescue Pump (SRP): R2
  • Search and Rescue Unit (SRU): T1
  • Combined Platform Ladder (CPL): A1
  • Prime Mover (PM) + High Volume Pumping Unit (HVPU): T8
  • Prime Mover (PM) + Double Hose Layer Unit (DHLU): T9
  • Command Support Unit (CSU): C1/C2
  • The Rehab Unit (TRU): S2
  • Prime Mover (PM): T1/T2/T3

Pods:

  • Damage Control Unit (DCU)
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU)
  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU)
  • Incident Command and Control Unit (ICCU)
  • Marine and Tunnel Firefighting Unit (MTFU)
  • Bulk Foam Unit (BFU)
  • Light Portable Pump Unit (LPPU)
  • Hose Layer Unit (HLU)

CBRN Response:

  • HAZMAT Response Pump (HRP): H2
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9
  • Detection, Identification and Monitoring Unit (DIM): H8
  • Prime Mover (PM) + Mass Decontamination Disrobe (MDD): T9

Urban Search and Rescue (USAR):

  • Prime Mover (PM): T7/T8/T9

For 5x Pods

  • Canine Unit: R9

Marine Rescue Unit:

  • Water Rescue Unit (WRU): R3
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1
  • Inshore Rescue Boat (IRB): B1
  • Prime Mover (PM) + Hovercraft (Hcft): T2/B1
  • Jet skis

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