Avon Fire and Rescue Service


Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Infobox UK Fire and Rescue
name = Avon Fire and Rescue Service



area = (Old) County of Avon containing Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire
start = 1974
population = 999,300
size = 134,753 hectares
staff = 1012
stations = 23
BM = Kevin Pearson
bm_label = Chief Fire Officer
HQ = Bristol


web = [http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/ Avon Fire and Rescue Service]
FA = Avon Fire Authority
The Avon Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory FRS or Fire and Rescue Service covering the area of what used to be the County of Avon (1974-1996) but now consists of the four unitary authorities of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire in South West England.

The service was created in 1974 when the county was created. It was originally administered by the Avon County Council, but when this was abolished in 1996, administration of the service was taken over by a joint fire authority made up of councillors from the four unitary authorities.

Also Avon Fire and Rescue Service became the first fire service in the UK to operate a hovercraft. It is used to rescue people from thick mud in the Weston-super-Mare area and during times of inland flooding.

Fire Stations

Avon Fire and Rescue operates 23 fire stations, of which 10 are crewed day and night (wholetime), 1 day crewed (Monday to Friday, 08:00 to 17:00) and the remainder are crewed by retained firefighters who live near to their fire station and can arrive there within five minutes of a call being received.
* (01) Fire Control, Lansdown, Bath.
* (02) Thornbury ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender")
* (03) Yate ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, Command Support Unit")
* (04) Patchway ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, 'Detection, Identification and Monitoring DCLG van' ")
* (05) Avonmouth ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, Rescue Tender, Rail Rescue Support Unit and USAR ")
* (06) Southmead ("Water Tender Ladder and Hose Layer")
* (07) Portishead ("Water Tender Ladder and Water Tender")
* (08) Pill ("Water Tender")
* (09) Temple, Bristol ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, Turntable Ladder, Rescue Tender, Line Rescue Unit, Breathing Apparatus Support Unit and trial Rapid Response Unit")
* (10) Kingswood ("Water Tender Ladder and Command Unit")
* (11) Speedwell ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, Hydraulic Platform and Operational Support Unit")
* (12) Bath ("Two Water Tender Ladders, Water Tender, Turntable Ladder, Rescue Tender and Water Safety Unit")
* (13) Keynsham ("Water Tender Ladder")
* (14) Brislington ("Water Tender Ladder and Environmental Response Unit")
* (15) Bedminster ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, and Water Safety Unit")
* (16) Nailsea ("Water Tender Ladder and Water Tender")
* (17) Clevedon ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender and trial Rapid Response Unit")
* (18) Weston-super-Mare ("Two Water Tender Ladders, Water Tender, Turntable Ladder, Hovercraft, Incident Response Unit, High Volume Pumping Unit and Mass Disrobe Unit")
* (19) Yatton ("Water Tender Ladder, Hose Layer")
* (20) Chew Magna ("Water Tender and trial Rapid Response Unit")
* (21) Radstock ("Water Tender Ladder")
* (22) Paulton ("Water Tender")
* (23) Blagdon ("Water Tender Ladder and Fogging Unit")
* (24) Winscombe ("Water Tender and Welfare Trailer")
* (30) Driving School, Avonmouth ("Two Water Tenders, Prime Mover and Hose Layer Unit")

Fleet list

*Avon Fire and Rescue Service Fleet List:

New Dimension Fleet List

*DCLG New Dimension Vehicles:

ee also

*Fire service in the United Kingdom

External links

* [http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/avon Website for Avon Fire & Rescue Service]
* [http://www.avonfrs.co.uk/ Unofficial Website for Avon Fire & Rescue Service]


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