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 : Wednesday 18:00 hours
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.
Prime Mover with Major Rescue Unit
The MRU is Pod based and incorporates a prime mover. It carries heavy duty rescue and lifting equipment for use at Road Traffic Collisions or incidents involving larger vehicles such as lorries, trains, aeroplanes etc. It can also provide lighting systems, portable shelter, structural support at collapsed buildings and equipment for the detection of people at such incidents (snake eye camera and Delsar listening device).
Breathing Apparatus (BA) Command and Support Pod
This pod is transported to an incident by a prime mover and its primary aim is to support operations at large scale incidents where a large number of Breathing Apparatus wearers are deployed. It carries 45 charged BA cylinders, BA main control board, guidelines, gas tight suits and Liquid Chemical protection suits. It does not have the capability or facility to recharge BA cylinders.
Bulk Foam Pod
The bulk foam pod carries 6,000 litres of bulk foam concentrate and also ancillary firefighting equipment to assist at incidents that require copious amounts of foam application for firefighting purposes. It is transported to incidents via means of a prime mover.
Load capacity - 6,000 litres
Weight of vehicle - 17.5 tonnes
IC Support Pod
Incident Command Support Pod
- Provides an on-site mobile office facility to support the management of operational incidents.
- This unit is shared with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service and Derbyshire Constabulary.
- Comes complete with 2x folding tables, 8x folding chairs and associated stationary.
- Fixed white boards throughout
- Has a wind-out awning complete with side curtains.
- Unloading of the pod requires 20 metres of hard standing
Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)
Other building fire
Road traffic collision
False alarms attended
Other non-fire incident