Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service

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Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country  England
Counties  Leicestershire
Agency overview
Chief Fire Officer Richard Chandler
Facilities and equipment
Stations 20
Official website

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


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.[1]

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.[2]

Current Executive Team[edit]

The current team of Directors and Area Managers[3] (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

Fire stations[edit]

Leicestershire and Rutland FRS has twenty fire stations, as follows:[4]

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 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.


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