Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service
GFRS logo.jpg
Operational area
Country  United Kingdom
Country  England
County Gloucestershire
Agency overview
Employees ~600
Facilities and equipment
Stations 22
Website
Official website

The Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the non-metropolitan county of Gloucestershire, England. The service is run by Gloucestershire County Council. The service does not cover the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire which is covered by Avon Fire and Rescue Service.

The Chief Fire Officer was Stewart Edgar QFSM, who resigned in 2018 after internal audit found that he had shown poor judgement in buying an ex-fire service vehicle whose sale at a reduced price he had managed.[1][2]

The service's headquarters are located at the TriService Emergency Centre in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. Also operating from there are Gloucestershire Constabulary and South West Ambulance Service Trust.

Fire Stations/Appliances

Station Callsign Station Name Duty System Appliances
KG01 Lydney Retained 2x WrL, 1x CRV
KG02 Coleford Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RPL, 1x WrL, 1x CRV/LiRU*
KG03 Cinderford Retained 2x WrL, 1x L4P
KG04 Newent Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x CRV
KG05 Gloucester South Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RPL, 1x L4V+IrbT*
KG07 Stroud Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RPL, 1x WrL, 1x RaP, 1x EPU*, 1x DCU*
KG08 Nailsworth Retained 1x WrL, 1x RaP
KG09 Wotton-Under-Edge Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRV
KG10 Dursley Retained 2x WrL, 1x CRV
KG11 Gloucester North Wholetime/Retained Cross Crewed* 1x RPL, 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x SISU*
KG12 Cheltenham East Wholetime/Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RPL, 1x WrL, 1x ALP, 1x F/WrC*, 1x ICCU*
KG13 Cheltenham West Wholetime/Cross Crewed* 1x RPL, 1x IRU*
KG14 Tewkesbury Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RPL, 1x WrL, 1x L4V+IrbT*
KG15 Winchcombe Retained 1x WrL
KG16 Chipping Camden Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x CRV, 1x BASU*
KG17 Moreton-In-Marsh Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x WrL, 1x WelfU*
KG18 Stow-On-The-Wold Retained 1x WrL, 1x RaP
KG19 Northleach Retained 1x WrL
KG20 Fairford Retained 1x WrL
KG21 Cirencester Retained/Cross Crewed* 1x RPL, 1x WrL, 1x IRU*, 1x PM+HVP*
KG22 Tetbury Retained 1x WrL, 1x CRV

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns

  • Rescue Pump Ladder (RPL): P1
  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Restricted Access Pump (RaP): P4
  • Foam & Water Carrier (F/WrC): W3
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T8
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Light 4x4 Vehicle + Inshore Rescue Boat (L4V+IrbT): B1
  • Light 4x4 Vehicle + Hovercraft (L4V+Hcft): B1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Special Incident Support Unit (SISU): S0
  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU): S1
  • Damage Control Unit (DCU): S6
  • Welfare Unit (WelfU): S8
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRV): V1
  • Co-Responder Vehicle & Line Rescue Unit (CRV/LiRU): V1

CBRN Response:

Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9

Co-Responder

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service works in partnership with the South West Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical cover to select areas of Gloucestershire. Lydney, Coleford, Newent, Wotton-Under-Edge, Dursley, Chipping Camden, and Tetbury have been identified as having the greatest need for ambulance cover. The aim of a co-responder team is to preserve life until the arrival of either a Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) or an Ambulance. Co-Responder Vehicles are equipped with:

  • Defibrillator
  • Bag and mask resuscitator
  • Oxygen
  • Airway suction units
  • Standard first aid equipment

See also

References

  1. ^ Ward, Victoria (2 July 2018). "Fire chief with OBE resigns in disgrace after 'selling service Land Rover to family member at vastly reduced price'". The Telegraph. Retrieved 11 August 2018. 
  2. ^ "Gloucestershire fire chief bought Land Rover he had undersold". BBC News. 5 July 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018. 

External links

  • Official website
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