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Alfreton Community Fire Station

Alfreton Community Fire station is a whole time fire station, which also has an on-call watch located on the Turnpike Business Park in Alfreton. It predominantly responds to incidents in and around the Alfreton area as well as the surrounding areas such as Somercotes, Swanwick, Shirland, South Normanton, Oakerthorpe, Leabrooks and all across Derbyshire when required. The station currently has two fire engines.

Contact Numbers

Contact Numbers

General Fire Service Enquiries: 01773 305305



Turnpike Business Park
DE55 7AD

District: Amber Valley

Duty System

Wholetime / On-Call

Wholetime Stations are staffed by wholetime personnel using a shift system of 4 watches (blue, green, red and white) operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This comprises of a 4 on 4 off work pattern of 2 day shifts (8am to 7pm) and 2 night shifts (7pm to 8am), followed by 4 days off.

On-Call Stations are staffed by Firefighters who are members of the community and are paid to respond to emergencies. They do not staff the fire station 24 hours a day like full-time firefighters on the wholetime duty system. They are notified of an emergency call via a personal pager, which they carry with them when they are on duty. On-Call Firefighters will book themselves available for fire calls and, if a call comes in during the hours they have agreed to be on call, they must reach the fire station within the allocated time usually within 5 minutes of receiving the pager message.

Most of our On-Call Firefighters are in full-time employment, with an agreement from their employers to leave to attend an emergency call and nearly all carry out their community engagement, prevention and protection duties.


Wholetime Training : Daily - Usually in the morning

On Call Training : Weekly - Tuesday 18:30

Station Key Personnel

Watch Manager

The Watch Manager is identified from the role markings shown & wears a navy blue shirt. Their primary duty, is the running of the station and the management of the staff attached to that location. They are the officer in-charge of the fire appliance & take charge of incidents that they attend.

Crew Manager

The Crew Manager is identified by the role markings shown & wears a navy blue shirt. This person assists the Watch  Manager in the delivery of their duties, which includes standing in for them in their absence.This person rides on the fire appliance as a crew member but also has the qualifications to be in charge of an incident when required.

Fire fighter

Firefighters wear a navy blue shirt but do not have any role markings. Their primary role is to undertake the general duties required for the daily running of the fire station and forms the remainder of the crew that staff the appliance attached to that particular location.

Station Appliances

Water Ladder Pump

Water Ladder Pump

Able to attend all fire service incidents. Crewed by 3-6 staff.

  • 1800 Ltr water tank
  • Godiva 2010 world series multi pressure pump or Prima multi pressure pump
  • Carries a 13.5m or 10.5m ladder , a short extension ladder, a 9m ladder and a roof ladder
  • Newer appliances carry 100 litres of foam.

Unimog U5000

Unimog U5000

The Unimog is an all-terrain vehicle with 4x4 capabilities used extensively for rope, animal and technical rescue. It has a small Palfinger crane capable of lifting 530kg at full extension (13.9m) and two hydraulic winches mounted front and rear. Although the vehicle can support incidents involving fire it does not carry any firefighting media.

Palfinger crane lift capacity at full extension (13.9m) - 530kg

Palfinger crane maximum potential lift capacity - 2450kg

Palfinger crane 52m Cable drum maximum lift - 1.5 tonnes

Hydraulic winches pull rating - 5.4 tonnes

Weight of vehicle - 12 tonnes

Station Stats

Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)

Incident Type


2021/22 2022/23


House fire

29 29 23 81

Other building fire

12 20 12 44

Vehicle fire

36 44 22 102

Outdoor fire

60 78 98 236

Road traffic collision

41 44 43 128

False alarms attended

132 134 143 409

Other non-fire incident

50 61 73 184

Total Incidents

360 410 414 1184