Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
Country England
Counties Leicestershire
Agency overview
Chief Fire OfficerRick Taylor
Facilities and equipment
Official website
The Grade-II listed Leicester Central Fire Station (1925-27)

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the fire and rescue service which covers Leicestershire and Rutland, including the unitary authority of Leicester.


The Leicestershire and Rutland Fire Brigade and the separate City of Leicester Fire Brigade were created in 1948 by the Fire Services Act 1947. In 1974 the City of Leicester brigade was merged with the Leicestershire and Rutland brigade to form the present fire service.

Since Rutland and the City of Leicester became unitary authorities in the 1990s, the fire authority which administers the service is a joint-board made up of representatives from Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council and Rutland County Council.[1]

At the meeting of the Combined Fire Authority on 11 February 2015, Richard Chandler, the current Deputy Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, was confirmed as the successor to the retiring Dave Webb, who has been Chief since 2002.[2]

Current Executive Team[edit]

The current team of Directors and Area Managers[3] (correct as of 8 October 2017)

Chief Fire and Rescue Officer - Rick Taylor
Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer and Director of Service Delivery - Andrew Brodie
Assistant Chief Fire and Rescue Officer and Director of Service Support - Richard Hall
Area Manager Operational Response - Paul Weston
Area Manager Community Risk - Alan Fawkner
Area Manager Tri Service Fire Control - Richard Calder
Area Manager - Head of Finance and ICT - Adam Stretton
Area Manager - Head of People and Organisational Development - Caroline Deane

Fire Stations/Appliances[edit]

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
S18 Castle Donnington Wholetime 1x WrL 1x WR
S19 Birstall Day Crewing Plus 1x WrL 1x ALP 1x Community Safety Vehicle 1x Fire Bike
S20 Loughborough Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x TRV, 1x WrL, 1x WrC*, 1x DIM*, 1x GPV
S21 Melton Mowbray Retained 1x TRV, 1x WrL 1x WelfU*
S23 Eastern Wholetime 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x GPV
S24 Western Wholetime 1x RP, 1x GPV, 1x FESU
S25 Coalville Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x TRV, 1x WrL, 1x EPU*, 1x GPV 1x FFU
S26 Ashby Retained 1x RP 1x GPV
S28 Shepshed Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x ICCU*
S30 Central Wholetime 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x GPV
S31 Wigston Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x WrL, 1x ICCU*, 1x GPV
S32 Billesdon Retained 1x RP 1x GPV 1x CRV
S33 Oakham Wholetime 1x RP, 1x TRV 1x HRU
S34 Uppingham Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x ISU* 1x CRV
S35 Kibworth Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WelfU*
S36 Market Harborough Retained 1x TRV, 1x WrL, 1x CRV/WR 1x HLU 1x HTV
S37 Lutterworth Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL 1x TRV 1x GPV
S38 Hinckley Wholetime/Retained 1x TRV, 1x WrL,
S39 Market Bosworth Retained 1x WrL,
S40 Southern Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RP, 1x PM, 1x IRU*, 1x HRSU, 1x LiRU, 1x GPV, 1x IrbT, 1x SDU, 4x PM+5x USAR Pods

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns[edit]

  • Rescue Pump Ladder (RP): P2
  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1
  • Tactical Response Vehicle (TRV): P3
  • Fire Fogging Unit (FFU): W1
  • Water Carrier (WrC): W1
  • Hose Layer Unit (HLU): W2
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Fire & Emergency Support Unit (FESU): S1
  • Incident Support Unit (ISU): S1
  • Welfare Unit (WelfU): S1
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T2
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRV): T1
  • hydrant Testing Vehicle (HTV)

Specialist Rescue Team:

  • Heavy Rescue Unit (HRU) R1
  • Heavy Rescue Support Unit (HRSU): R1
  • Rope Rescue Unit (LiRU): R2
  • General Purpose Vehicle (GPV): T1
  • Inshore Rescue Boat (IrbT): B1
  • Water Rescue 4x4 (WR) : R2

Urban Search & Rescue (USAR):

  • Search & Rescue Dog Unit (SDU): R9
  • Personnel Carrier (PC): T5
  • Prime Mover (PM): T6/T7/T8/T9


  • Module 1 - Technical Search Equipment
  • Module 2 - Heavy Transport, Confined Space & Hot Cutting
  • Module 3 - Breaching & Breaking Equipment
  • Module 4 - Multi Purpose Vehicle
  • Module 5 - Shoring Operations

CBRN Response:

  • Detection, Identification & Monitoring (DIM): H8
  • Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Combined Fire Authority Archived 2007-01-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/New-Leicestershire-chief-appointed/story-25997347-detail/story.html
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2015-02-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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