Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service


Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service

Infobox UK Fire and Rescue
name= Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service
area= Warwickshire
start= 1948
population= 512,700
size= 1,975.33 km²
staff= 550
BM= William Brown
stations= 19
HQ= Leamington Spa
FA= Warwickshire County Council





web= [http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fireandrescue Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service]

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory fire and rescue service covering Warwickshire in the West Midlands region of England.

The service covers an area with a population of 512,700, covering an area of 1,975.33 km². It employs 550 staff and has 19 fire stations with 34 fire engines.

The service is administered by Warwickshire County Council. Its headquarters are based in Leamington Spa.

History

Warwickshire fire service was created in 1948 [ [http://www.cwn.org.uk/999/warwickshire-fire-service/press-releases/9811/981124-50years.htm Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service Press Release - 50 Years Of The County Fire Service Warwickshire - 24 November 1998 ] ] by the Fire Services Act 1947 and was originally known as Warwickshire Fire Brigade.

Warwickshire fire service never covered Coventry or Birmingham which had fire brigades of their own. In 1974 it lost area to the newly created West Midlands Fire Service.

Warehouse fire

On 2 November, 2007, a large fire at a vegetable warehouse (operated by Wealmoor Ltd) in the village of Atherstone on Stour killed 4 Warwickshire Fire And Rescue Service firefighters, Ashley Stephens, Darren Yates-Badley, Ian Reid, (who died in hospital), and John Averis. [cite web|url=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/coventry_warwickshire/7076401.stm|title=Four Firefighters believed dead]

Fire stations

*Full time Stations
** Leamington Spa
** Nuneaton
** Rugby
** Stratford-upon-Avon

*Day Crewing Stations
** Atherstone
** Bedworth
** Coleshill

*Retained Stations
** Alcester
** Bidford on Avon
** Brinklow
** Fenny Compton
** Henley in Arden
** Kenilworth
** Polesworth
** Shipston-on-Stour
** Southam
** Studley
** Warwick
** Wellesbourne

ee also

*Warwickshire Police

References


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