Redditch StationBirmingham Road
Station Commander: John Elsworth
Station Type: Wholetime and On-call
Vehicles and Skills:
- 3x Scania Fire Engines
(with Compressed Air Foam System)
- With Water First Responder Capability
Other Station Information
Redditch Fire Station covers the 31 districts of the town with a population of approximately 90,000. The fire station has been in operation since 1964, making it one of the most established stations in the area and perhaps, due to its location, it is one of the most active in the Service, attending around 1,200 call outs per annum.
Redditch Fire Station is made up of both wholetime firefighters and on-call firefighters. The station is crewed by four wholetime watches, who are supported by a large pool of on-call firefighters that respond to emergency calls whenever they are needed.
The crews have three fire Scania engines at their disposal. These appliances are first-line attack engines that can carry a crew of up to six firefighters, along with firefighting and rescue equipment. The station also has an enhanced Water First Responder capability.
On-call drill nights are held at the Fire Station every Monday commencing at 7.00pm
Station risk profile
A station risk profile is a review of potential life risks in each of the Fire and Rescue Service's fire station areas.