Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service logo.svg
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Operational area
CountryEngland
CountyNorfolk
AddressOperations and Communications Centre, Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0WW
Agency overview
Annual calls7,285 incidents[1]
Annual budget£27.7 million[1]
Chief Fire OfficerTim Edwards (interim)
Facilities and equipment
Stations42
Website
www.norfolk.gov.uk/safety/norfolk-fire-and-rescue-service Edit this at Wikidata
One of Norfolk's Heavy Rescue Units
One of Norfolk's Heavy Rescue Units

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) is the statutory fire and rescue service for the county of Norfolk in the east of England. The county consists of around 870,100 people and 2,074 square miles (5,370 km2).[2]

Headquarters

The headquarters of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is Jubilee House, Falconers Chase, Wymondham, Norfolk. The former headquarters, Whitegates, was commandeered for use by the National Fire Service during the Second World War and was eventually purchased by Norfolk County Council in 1950. The building was built as a family home in the late eighteenth century and has had various owners over the years. New building at the rear of the original house in recent times has replaced the coach house and stables of earlier times.

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, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was rated as follows:[3]

HMICFRS Inspection Norfolk 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?

Appliances

NFRS operates a range of firefighting appliances, which includes:

Incidents

In 2014–15, NFRS attended 7,285 incidents where 749 people were rescued and 63 fatalities. Mainly consisting of 2,143 fires, 2,809 special services – road traffic collisions (RTC) and other – and 2,333 false alarms which required no further action. The service have noticed a reduction in the number of fires they attend, however an increasing response to RTC incidents on Norfolk's roads.[1]

Notable incidents

Norwich Assembly Rooms fire 1995
Norwich Assembly Rooms fire 1995
Roy's of Wroxham fire (1995)
Roy's of Wroxham fire (1995)
Norwich library fire (1994)
Norwich library fire (1994)

Gallery

Facilities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Norfolk Fire and Rescue Authority Integrated Risk Management Plan 2016/2020" (PDF). Norfolkfireservice.gov.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  2. ^ "NFRS". Norfolkfireservice.gov.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Norfolk 2018/19". Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HIMCFRS). 20 June 2019. Retrieved 22 November 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d "20150413 Fleet List inc year of registration.xlsx". Whatdotheyknow.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  5. ^ "LEGAL DEFINITION OF WASTE SOUGHT AFTER EAST ANGLIAN FIRE". Lgcplus.com. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  6. ^ "BBC ON THIS DAY | 1 | 1994: Library fire wipes out historic records". BBC News. 1 August 1976. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Wroxham". Norfolkfireservice.gov.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Prayers for men killed in Norfolk industrial accident - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  9. ^ Adam Gretton. "Key findings in report into train crash in Norwich which put 11 people in hospital - Norfolk News | Eastern Daily Press". Edp24.co.uk. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  10. ^ [1] Archived 2014-05-23 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "Large fire at Fakenham factory shop destroys buildings - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Great Yarmouth fire: Blaze a 'tragedy' for the town - BBC News". Bbc.co.uk. 5 August 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2017.