Hereford StationSt Owen Street
Station Commander: Neil Lilwall
Station Type: Wholetime and On-call
Vehicles and Skills:
- Scania Ultra Heavy Rescue Fire Engine
- MAN Fire Engine
- Scania Fire Engine
- Aerial Ladder Platform
- Water Rescue Sprinter
- Land Rover Off Road Firefighting Vehicle
- Swift Water Rescue Team
Other Station Information
Hereford Fire Station responds to incidents in around the city of Hereford, which is predominantly an urban environment with a number of heritage buildings. The River Wye bisects the city and is used by locals as well as a large number of tourists.
The station combines three duty systems who work alongside each other. The wholetime firefighters provide 24 hour emergency cover on either a four day duty system or a self-rostering system, known as Day Crewed Plus. There is also a retained duty system that is made up of on-call firefighters, who respond to emergency calls whenever they are needed.
The station has a MAN fire engine, a Dennis Scania fire engine and a Land Rover off road firefighting vehicle. The station is also equipped with a Scania ultra heavy rescue appliance, an aerial ladder platform for rescues and firefighting and a hazmat decontamination unit, which responds to incidents involving hazardous materials. The station also has a swift water rescue team that respond in a water rescue vehicle with 2 rescue boats and a rescue sled.
On-call drill nights are held at the Fire Station every Thursday commencing at 7:00pm.