Leicestershire and Rutland Fire and Rescue Service

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

History[edit]

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 Development - Joe Tasker
Area Manager - Head of Finance - Adam Stretton
Area Manager - Head of Human Resources, Planning and Performance - Mark Andrew

Fire Stations/Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
S20 Loughborough Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x WrC*, 1x DIM*, 1x GPV
S21 Melton Mowbray Retained 1x RP, 1x WrL 1x WelfU*
S22 Birstall Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL 1x ALP 1x VF4 car 1x Firebike 1x Community Safety vehicle
S23 Eastern Wholetime 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x GPV
S24 Western Wholetime 1x RP, 1x GPV, 1x FESU
S25 Coalville Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x EPU*, 1x GPV 1x FFU
S26 Ashby Retained 1x RP 1x GPV
S27 Castle Donnington Wholetime 1x WrL1xWR
S28 Shepshed Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x ICCU*
S30 Central Wholetime 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x GPV
S31 Wigston Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x ICCU*, 1x GPV
S32 Billesdon Retained 1x Wrl 1xGPV
S33 Oakham Wholetime 1x RP, 1x TRV 1x HRSU
S34 Uppingham Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x ISU* 1x CRV
S35 Kibworth Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WelfU*
S36 Market Harborough Retained 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x CRV 1x HLU
S37 Lutterworth Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x WrC* 1x GPV
S38 Hinckley Wholetime/Retained 1x RP, 1x WrL,
S39 Market Bosworth Retained 1x WrL,
S40 Southern Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x PM, 1x IRU*, 1x HRSU, 1x LiRU, 1x GPV, 1x IrbT, 1x SDU, 4x PM+5x USAR Pods

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Rescue Pump Ladder (RP): P1
  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Fire Fogging Unit (FFU): W1
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W1
  • Hose Layer Unit (HLU): W2
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Fire & Emergency Support Unit (FESU): S1
  • Incident Support Unit (ISU): S1
  • Welfare Unit (WelfU): S1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T2
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRV): V1

Specialist Rescue Team:

  • Heavy Rescue Support Unit (HRSU): R1
  • Rope Rescue Unit (LiRU): R2
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1
  • Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1
  • Water Rescue 4x4 (WR) :

Urban Search & Rescue (USAR):

  • Search & Rescue Dog Unit (SDU): R9
  • Personnel Carrier (PC): T5
  • Prime Mover (PM): T6/T7/T8/T9

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

CBRN Response:

  • Detection, Identification & Monitoring (DIM): H8
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9

References[edit]

External links[edit]