Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

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Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.jpg
Operational area
Country  United Kingdom
Country  England
County Lancashire
Agency overview[1]
Employees +1,500
Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny
Facilities and equipment
Stations 39
Website
Official website

The Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide, statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the Shire county of Lancashire, England and also includes the unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.

Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service is made up of 6 Area Commands as follows: Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western, Central and Pennine. Within these areas there are 18 wholetime, 17 retained and 4 day crewed stations providing Lancashire with 24hr fire cover.

Fire Stations/Appliances[edit]

Northern Command[edit]

Lancaster Fire Station
Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
L11 Lancaster Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4V*
L12 Morecambe Day Crewing Plus/Retained* 2x WrL, 1x ALP*, 1x L4V*
L13 Bolton-Le-Sands Retained 1x WrL
L14 Carnforth Retained 1x WrL
L15 Silverdale Retained 1x WrL
L16 Hornby Retained 1x WrL
L18 Garstang Retained 1x WrL
L32 Fleetwood Day Crewing Plus/Retained 2x WrL
L33 Preesall Retained 1x WrL

Western Command[edit]

Blackpool Fire Station
Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
L30 Blackpool Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x ALP*
L31 Bispham Day Crewing Plus 1x WrL
L34 Wesham Retained 1x WrL
L35 Lytham Retained 1x WrL
L36 St. Annes Day Crewing Plus/Retained 2x WrL, 1x LiRU*
L37 Blackpool (South Shore) Wholetime 1x WrL, 1x PM+EPU*

Central Command[edit]

Preston Fire Station
Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
L50 Preston Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x ALP*, 2x PM*, 1x BASU*, 2x BFU*, 1x MiSU*
L52 Fulwood Day Crewed 1x WrL, 1x CSU*
L53 Bamber Bridge Day Crewing Plus/Retained 2x WrL
L55 Leyland Day Crewed 1x WrL
L57 Penwortham Day Crewing Plus 1x WrL, 1x MPV+IRB*

Southern Command[edit]

Ormskirk Fire Station
Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
L51 Ormskirk Day Crewed/Retained 2x WrL
L54 Chorley Day Crewing Plus/Retained 2x WrL
L99 USAR Crewed by crews from Chorley and Bamber Bridge 1x LiRU*, 3x PM*, 5x Pods*, 1x SDU*
L56 Skelmersdale Day Crewing Plus/Retained 2x WrL
L58 Tarleton Retained 1x WrL

Eastern Command[edit]

Blackburn Fire Station
Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
L59 Longridge Retained 1x WrL
L70 Hyndburn Wholetime/Retained 2x WrL, 1x ALP*
L71 Blackburn Wholetime 2x WrL, 1x CSU*
L72 Great Harwood Retained 1x WrL
L76 Darwen Day Crewing Plus/Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4V*
L91 Clitheroe Retained 2x WrL

Pennine Command[edit]

Burnley Fire Station
Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
L73 Bacup Day Crewed/Retained 2x WrL
L74 Rawtenstall Day Crewing Plus/Retained 2x WrL, 1x FlbdV+StV*
L75 Haslingden Retained 1x WrL
L90 Burnley Wholetime 2x WrL, 2x PM*, 1x EPU*, 1x HVP*, 1x HVHL*, 1x IRU*
L92 Padiham Retained 1x WrL
L93 Barnoldswick Retained 1x WrL
L94 Nelson Day Crewing Plus/Retained 2x WrL
L95 Earby Retained 1x WrL
L96 Colne Retained 2x WrL

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Water Rescue Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Light 4x4 Vehicle (L4V): M1
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A2
  • Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV): M1
  • Multi Purpose Vehicle + Inshore Rescue Boat (MPV+IrbT): T2
  • Flatbed Vehicle + Softrack Vehicle (FlbdV+StV): T1
  • Command Support Unit (CSU): C1
  • Prime Mover + Environmental Protection Unit (PM+EPU): T9
  • Prime Mover + Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (PM+BASU): T2
  • Prime Mover + Bulk Foam Unit (PM+BFU): T1/T2
  • Prime Mover + Major Incident Support Unit (PM+MISU): T1
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pumping (PM+HVP): T8
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Hose Layer (PM+HVHL):


CBRN Response:

  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9


Urban Search and Rescue (USAR):

  • Line Rescue Unit (LiRU): R1/R2
  • Search & Rescue Dog Unit (SDU): R9
  • Prime Movers (PM): T6/T7/T8

USAR Pods:

  • 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Official Website