Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service
|Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service|
|Chief Fire Officer||Richard Chandler|
|Facilities and equipment|
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 and Rutland brigade to form the present fire service.
Since Rutland and the City of Leicester became unitary 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.
At the meeting of the Combined Fire Authority on 11 February 2015, Richard Chandler, the current Deputy Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, was confirmed as the successor to the retiring Dave Webb, who has been Chief since 2002.
Current Executive Team
The current team of Directors and Area Managers (correct as of 18 February 2015)
Chief Fire and Rescue Officer - Richard Chandler
Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer and Director of Community Services - Steve Lunn
Director of Finance and Corporate Services and Treasurer of the Combined Fire Authority - Trevor Peel
Area Manager Community Response - Rick Taylor
Area Manager Community Risk and Safety - Andrew Brodie
Area Manager Corporate Services - Guy Goodman
Area Manager of Training and Decelopment - Joe Tasker
Area Manager - Head of Finance - Adam Stretton
Area Manager - Head of Human Resources, Planning and Performance - Mark Andrew
Leicestershire and Rutland FRS has twenty fire stations, as follows:
- Ashby de la Zouch
- Castle Donington
- Central Station (based in Leicester City)
- Eastern Station (based in Leicester City)
- Southern Station (based in Meridian Business Park)
- Western Station (based in New Parks, Leicester)
- Market Bosworth
- Market Harborough
- Melton Mowbray
- Moira (now closed - replaced by Castle Donington)
- Syston (now closed - replaced by Birstall)
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 Fire Service 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.
- Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority
- Fire stations location map From official website