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
- Dennis Sabre Fire Engine
- Incident Response Unit
- Aerial Ladder Platform
- Water Rescue Sprinter
- Land Rover Off Road Firefighting Vehicle
- Swift Water Rescue Team
Incidents Attended in April 2014 to March 2015Total callouts: 1245
The figures below are totals of the main types of incident attended within their station cover area and do not total all of the callouts.
- Fires: 189
- Road Traffic Collisions: 61
- Persons Rescued: 44
- Animals Rescued: 16
- False Alarms: 388
- Water Related: 7
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 Sabre 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 the incident response unit, which responds to incidents involving hazardous materials.
On-call drill nights are held at the Fire Station every Thursday commencing at 7:00pm.