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Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service
Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service area
Coverage
Area Wiltshire
Size 3,476 km2 (1,342 sq mi)
Population 635,300 (est 2006)
Operations
HQ Devizes, Wiltshire
Staff approx. 700 (inc. corporate and on-call)
Stations 24
Co-responder several stations
Chief Fire Officer Simon Routh-Jones
Deputy Chief Fire Officer John Aldridge
Fire authority Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority
Website Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is the county-wide, statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England. It is administered by a joint authority of 13 members, nine appointed by Wiltshire Council and four by Swindon Borough Council, called Wiltshire and Swindon Combined Fire Authority (Chairman, Christopher Devine). The members serve for an annual term.[1]

The fire and rescue service's headquarters is located at Manor House, Potterne, Devizes, Wiltshire.

Stations

Location Type Appliances
Amesbury Day duty hub and on-call Two fire engines, water/animal rescue
Bradford-On-Avon On-call One fire engine
Calne On-call One fire engine
Chippenham Day crewed and on-call Two fire engines, emergency support unit, water/rope rescue, rescue boat
Corsham On-call Two fire engines
Cricklade On-call One fire engine, New Dimension unit
Devizes Day duty hub and on-call Two fire engines, emergency support unit
Ludgershall On-call One fire engine, 4x4 pump
Malmesbury On-call One fire engine
Marlborough Day duty hub and on-call Two fire engines
Melksham On-call One fire engine
Mere On-call One fire engine
Pewsey On-call One fire engine, water carrier
Ramsbury On-call One fire engine, water carrier
Salisbury Wholetime and on-call Two fire engines, aerial appliance, operational support unit
Stratton Wholetime and on-call Two fire engines, incident command vehicle, water/animal rescue
Swindon Wholetime and on-call Two fire engines, aerial appliance, operational support unit
Tisbury On-call One fire engine
Trowbridge Day crewed and on-call Two fire engines, emergency support unit, water/rope rescue
Warminster On-call Two fire engines, New Dimension unit
Westbury On-call One fire engine, 4x4 pump
Westlea Day crewed One fire engine, New Dimension unit
Wilton On-call One fire engine, water carrier
Wootton Bassett On-call One fire engine, water carrier

Co-responder stations

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service works in partnership with the South Western Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical cover to parts of Wiltshire. These are areas that have been identified as having a greater need for ambulance cover. The aim of a 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 automatic external defibrillation (AED) equipment.

Other Facilities

  • Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Devizes
  • Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service Training & Development Centre, Devizes

See also

References

  1. ^ Combined Fire Authority. Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service http://www.wiltsfire.gov.uk/combinedfireauthority. 

External links

  • Official website
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