296 11 23 – Mutual Assistance Border Arrangements (November 2023)

Date of Request

November 23


Dear Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, please could you inform me in line with the fire services act 1947 mutual assistance , which neighbouring fire service you would rely on that borders your station grounds around pebworth , evesham and redditch especially areas that intertwine with counties ie sims metals long marston – with wfrs R2R proposals of only 1 fire appliance ( sic stratford herald ) on duty from stratford from 2200hrs and 0600 ie no night cover .

Arrangements for mutual assistance.

(1)It shall be the duty of fire authorities, so far as practicable, to join in the making of schemes (hereafter in this section referred to as ” reinforcement schemes ”) for securing the rendering of mutual assistance for the purpose of dealing with fires occurring in the areas of authorities participating in a reinforcement scheme where either— (a)it is necessary to supplement the services provided under the last foregoing section by the authority in whose area the fire occurs, or (b)reinforcements at any fire can be more readily obtained from the resources of other authorities participating ‘ in the scheme than from those of the authority in whose area the fire occurs. etc etc Yours faithfully,


Dear X

Thank you for your request for information which has been received by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (the Service) and considered under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

As a service we have agreements in place to share resources in and around our borders with neighbouring fire services. We share resources in the event of an emergency when we consider it is reasonably practicable in the prevailing circumstances at the time.

Reciprocal agreements are in place in the area you have specified with Warwickshire and Gloucestershire as they are with all other fire services that border our county boundaries.

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