Spire Walk Business Park
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.
Wholetime Training : Daily - Usually in the morning
Station Key Personnel
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.
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.
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.
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.
The hydraulic Aerial Ladder Platform, known as an ALP, traditionally serves two purposes, namely rescue and firefighting, although it is also often used effectively as an observation tower. It is designed for operations which involve medium and high rise buildings where they can deploy a high level of water or foam application to a fire or for rescuing people from high buildings. Other duties include floodlighting, bridging, lifting and scene surveillance.
The ALP will offer the IC the additional options of a water tower, high level lighting and camera. Mobilising of an ALP includes a dedicated support pump.
Maximum working height - 34m
Maximum cage loading - 400kg
Width of vehicle with outriggers deployed - 5.5m
Weight of vehicle - 23.5 tonnes
Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)
Other building fire
Road traffic collision
False alarms attended
Other non-fire incident