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 Nathan Travis
Facilities and equipment
Stations 27
Engines 41
Platforms 2
Rescues 1
USAR 5 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 areas are Broadway and Fownhope averaging between 20-40 call outs a year neighbouring fire services include: Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Mid and West Wales, South Wales and the West Midlands.

Fire Stations/Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
19 Droitwitch (USAR) Retained 1x SWRU+IrbT, 1x PCV, 1x SDU, 3x MAN PM for 5x USAR Pods
21 Worcester Wholetime/Day Crew + /Retained 1x Scania WRT, 1x Dennis WrT, 1x Scania RP, 1x Scania ALP, 1x Mercedes SWRU+IrbT
22 Stourport-On-Severn Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x Dennis WrT, 1x Mercedes EPU*
23 Bewdley Retained 1x Mercedes WrT, 1x Land Rover L4V+ATV
24 Kidderminster Wholetime/Retained/Jump Crewed* 1x Dennis WrT, 1x Scania RP, 1x MAN PM+HVP*, 1x MAN PM+HVHL*
25 Bromsgrove Day Crew + /Retained 1x Scania WrT, 1x Scania RP,
26 Droitwich Spa Day Crewed/Retained/Jump Crewed* 1x Dennis WrT, 1x Scania UHRP, 1x Mercedes ISU, 1x Iveco ISU, 2x Dennis YFT, 2x Dennis TA
27 Reddich Wholetime/Retained 1x Scania WRT, 1x Scania RP, 1x MAN CRP, 1x Dennis SS YFT
28 Evesham Day Crewed/Retained 1x Dennis WrT, 1x Scania RP, 1x Scania WrC, 1x Mercedes SWRU+IrbT
29 Pebworth Retained 1x Dennis WrT
30 Broadway Retained 1x Scania RP
31 Pershore Retained 1x Scania WRTA
32 Upton-Upon-Severn Retained 1x MAN CRP
41 Malvern Day Crewed/Retained/Jump Crewed* 1x Scania WRT, 1x Scania RP, 1x Land Rover L4V+ATV, 1x Mercedes LiRU*, 1x Dennis CSU*
42 Ledbury Retained 1x Scania RP, 1x Scania WRC
43 Fownhope Retained 1x Dennis WRT
44 Ross-On-Wye Retained 1x Mercedes WRT, 1x MAN CRP
45 Whitchurch Retained 1x Scania RP, 1x Mercedes RAV
46 Hereford Wholetime/Day Crew +/Retained/Jump Crewed* 2x MAN WRT, 1x Scania UHRP, 1x Scania ALP, 1x Mercedes SWRU+IrbT, 1x MAN IRU*
47 Ewyas Herald Retained 1x Dennis RP
48 Eardisley Retained 1x Dennis WRT
49 Kington Retained 1x Scania RP
50 Leintwardine Retained 1x Scania RP
51 Kingsland Retained 1x Dennis WRT
52 Leominster Retained 1x MAN WRT, 1x MAN RP, 1x Scania WRC
53 Tenbury Wells Retained 1x Scania RP
54 Bromyard Retained 1x Scania WRTA, 1x Dennis RP
55 Peterchurch Retained 1x Scania RP, 1x Mercedes RAV

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water Tender (WrT): 1 / 3
  • Water Tender With Animal Rescue (WrTa): 1 / 3
  • Rescue Pump (RP): 2
  • Compressed Air Foam System (CAFS) Rescue Pump (CRP) 2 / 3
  • Ultra Heavy Rescue Pump (UHRP): 2
  • Training Appliance (TA): N/A
  • Restricted Access Vehicle (RAV): 5
  • Water Carrier (WrC): 7
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): 6
  • Light 4x4 Vehicle (L4V): 5
  • Light 4x4 Vehicle + All Terrain vehicle (L4V+ATV): 4 / 5
  • Swift Water Rescue Unit + Inshore Rescue Boat (SWRU+IrbT): 5
  • Command Support Unit (CSU): 8
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): 8
  • Incident Support Unit (ISU): 8
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU) 8
  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): 8
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): M10
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HVHL): P10

CBRN Response:

Incident Response Unit (IRU): IR22

Urban Search & Rescue (USAR):

  • Search & Rescue Dog Unit (SDU): S136
  • Personnel Carrier Vehicle (PCV): S138
  • Prime Mover (PM): M54/M55/M56


  • Module 1 - Technical Search Equipment
  • Module 2 - Heavy Transport, Confined Space & Hot Cutting
  • Module 3 - Breaching & Breaking Equipment
  • Module 4 - Multi Purpose Vehicle
  • Module 5 - Shoring Operations

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