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Swadlincote Fire station

Swadlincote Fire Station is a day-crewed fire station which also has an on-call watch. It predominantly responds to incidents in and around the Swadlincote as well as the surrounding areas. The station currently has two fire engines, staffed by 2 wholetime watches, and 1 on-call unit.

Contact Numbers

Contact Numbers

General Fire Service Enquiries: 01773 305305



Swadlincote Community Fire & Ambulance Station
Civic Way
DE11 0AE

District: South Derbyshire

Duty System

Day Crewing

Day Crewing Stations are staffed by wholetime personnel using a shift system of 2 watches (blue and red) working in the day on a 4 on 4 off work pattern (7am to 7pm), of 4 day shifts followed by 4 days off. On Call cover is provided during the night.


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.

Station Stats

Incidents Attended in Station Admin Area (Any Appliance)

Incident Type

2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 Total 

House fire

21 30 16 67

Other building fire

12 9 11 32

Vehicle fire

20 15 11 46

Outdoor fire

53 62 74 189

Road traffic collision

22 33 31 86

False alarms attended

75 108 96 279

Other non-fire incident

51 73 79 203


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