Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Operational area
CountryUnited Kingdom
CountryEngland
CountyGloucestershire
Agency overview
Employees~600
Facilities and equipment
Stations22
Website
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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 service's headquarters are located at the TriService Emergency Centre in Quedgeley, near Gloucester.[1] Also operating from there are Gloucestershire Constabulary and South Western Ambulance Service.

An inspectors report in 2019 rated the service as "inadequate" and had "a culture of bullying and harassment.".[2]

Performance

In 2018/2019, every fire and rescue service in England and Wales was subjected to a statutory inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). The inspection investigated how well the service performs in each of three areas. On a scale of outstanding, good, requires improvement and inadequate, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:[3]

HMICFRS Inspection Gloucestershire 2018/19
Area Rating Description
Effectiveness Requires Improvement How effective is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
Efficiency Requires Improvement How efficient is the fire and rescue service at keeping people safe and secure from fire and other risks?
People Requires Improvement How well does the fire and rescue service look after its people?

Fire stations

The service has 21 fire stations, 16 of which are crewed by retained firefighters; and five which are either wholetime, or a mix of wholetime and retained.[4]

Wholetime fire stations:

Wholetime and retained fire stations:

Retained fire stations:

Tewkesbury fire station is also home to Severn Area Rescue Association, which has based one of its five River Severn rescue stations there.[5]

Gloucestershire fire appliances
Gloucestershire fire appliances

Co-responder stations

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.[6] The aim of a fire service 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:

See also

References

  1. ^ "Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue HQ". Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service. Archived from the original on 13 December 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  2. ^ Boobyer, Leigh (17 December 2019). "Changes can be made to Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service after damning Government report". Gloucestershire Live. Archived from the original on 24 September 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Gloucestershire 2018/19". Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). 17 December 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Our Stations and Locations - Find a Station". Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  5. ^ "SARA Tewkesbury Rescue Station". Severn Area Rescue Association. Retrieved 23 March 2021.
  6. ^ Port, Samuel (10 April 2020). "Gloucestershire firefighters to help with ambulance duties". Gloucestershire Live. Archived from the original on 9 August 2020. Retrieved 13 December 2020.