Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service

Infobox UK Fire and Rescue
name= Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service
area= Wiltshire
population= 635,300 (est 2006)
size= 3476 square kilometres
BM= Andy Goves
bm_label= Chief Fire Officer
stations= 25
HQ= Devizes, Wiltshire
FA= Wiltshire and Swindon Fire Authority

web= [http://www.wiltsfire.gov.uk Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service]

The Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service is the county-wide, statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, England. It is administered by a joint authority of 13 members, 9 appointed by Wiltshire County Council and 4 by Swindon Borough Council. They serve for an annual term.Cite web|url=http://www.wiltsfire.gov.uk/About_Us/meetings/Combined_Fire_Authority/combined_fire_authority.htm|title=About Us|accessdate=2006-12-19|publisher=Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service|author=Combined Fire Authority]

The service is also one of the few to have trained in cave and quarry rescue, having to cover the underground area of Corsham.The fire and rescue service's headquarters is located at Manor House, Potterne, Devizes, Wiltshire.

Fire Stations

Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service has a total of 25 fire stations (three wholetime, three day-crewed and eighteen retained stations). One is a nucleus fire station.

A full list of fire stations and front-line appliances can be found [http://www.wiltsfire.gov.uk/About_Us/Find_Local_Sation/find_local_station.htm here]

Wiltshire Wholetime

* Salisbury ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, Emergency Support Unit, Aerial Ladder Platform, Control Unit, Foam Unit"), Swindon ("Water Tender Ladder (x2), Aerial Ladder Platform, Damage Control Unit, Chemical Incident Unit"), Stratton St Margaret ("Water Tender Ladder (x2)")

Wiltshire Day-Crewed / Retained

* Chippenham ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, Emergency Support Unit, Control Unit, Rope Rescue Unit"), Trowbridge ("Water Tender Ladder (x2), Emergency Support Unit, Pump Platform, Rope Rescue Unit"), Westlea, Swindon ("Water Tender Ladder, Emergency Support Unit")

Wiltshire Retained

* Bradford on Avon ("Water Tender Ladder"), Calne ("Water Tender Ladder"), Cooper Avon, Melksham ("Water Tender, Water Rescue Unit"), Corsham ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender"), Cricklade ("Water Tender Ladder"), Devizes ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender, Water Carrier"), Ludgershall ("Water Tender Ladder, Land Rover Pump"), Malmesbury ("Water Tender Ladder"), Marlborough ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender"), Melksham ("Water Tender Ladder"), Mere ("Water Tender Ladder"), Pewsey ("Water Tender Ladder"), Ramsbury ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Carrier"), Tisbury ("Water Tender Ladder"), Warminster ("Water Tender Ladder (x2), Damage Control Unit, Chemical Incident Unit"), Westbury ("Water Tender Ladder, Land Rover Pump"), Wilton ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Carrier"), Wootton Bassett ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Carrier")

Wiltshire Nucleus

* Amesbury ("Water Tender Ladder, Water Tender")

Other Facilities

*Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Devizes
*Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service Training & Development Centre, Devizes
*Emergency Services Communication Centre, Devizes

ee also

*Fire service in the United Kingdom


External links

* [http://www.wiltsfire.gov.uk Official website]

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