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Ashbourne Fire station

Ashbourne Fire Station is an on-call fire station based in Ashbourne, Derbyshire. There is 1 fire engine, 1 water carrier and 1 RSV RTC 4x4 support vehicle based at the station, which are crewed by 1 Watch Manager, 2 Crew Managers and up to 14 Firefighters.

Contact Numbers

Contact Numbers

General Fire Service Enquiries: 01773 305305



Park Road

District: Derbyshire Dales

Duty System


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.


On Call Training : Tuesday - 19:00 hours

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.

Water Carrier

Water Carrier

As its name suggests a Water Carrier is used for transporting water from a source to an incident where there is no, or a limited supply of water for firefighting operations. This is most likely to be rural locations or at large fires where the mains supply is poor or does not exist. This ‘special’ carries limited firefighting equipment but is used to supplement fire appliances on scene by providing a rapid connection to the fire appliance pump to maintain effective working firefighting jets. Once it has delivered its water it can then be refilled from a hydrant or open water source thus ensuring a constant supply to the fire scene.

  • Water capacity - 9,000 litres
  • Weight of vehicle - 18 tonnes

Station Stats

Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)

Incident Type

2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 Total 

House fire

14 13 14 41

Other building fire

6 6 10 22

Vehicle fire

7 6 4 17

Outdoor fire

12 12 15 39

Road traffic collision

18 28 20 66

False alarms attended

37 51 65 153

Other non-fire incident

17 12 25 54


111 128 153 392