On the frontline
There are 24 fire stations in Nottinghamshire – crewed by wholetime and retained (sometimes known as ‘on-call’) firefighters. Our Operations Response team is responsible for the work of firefighters at each of these stations, their equipment, fire engines and other specialist appliances.
The stations are divided into three groups:
Each group is overseen by a Group Manager and, between them, they cover the county’s eight district councils and the nine areas of Nottingham City Council.
Your local fire station
Firefighters at each of our stations respond to emergency calls in their own area, but they can also be called upon to assist crews from other stations at larger incidents.
The types of incident and their specific challenges can vary considerably, and our firefighters need great skill, experience and training to be able to respond quickly and effectively to each situation they are presented with.
When not responding to 999 calls, our firefighters have important work to do in carrying out pro-active safety education and accident prevention activities with children and adults within their own local community. They visit schools, care homes, local groups and people’s houses to give talks, check safety measures and give advice.
Every wholetime station has four Watches who work a 12-hour shift: 7am to 7pm or 7pm to 7am. They work two day shifts followed by two night shifts and then four rest days. The Watch is managed on a day-to-day basis by a Watch Manager, supported by a Crew Manager and four or five Firefighters.
Every station is overseen by a Station Manager who is responsible for a group of stations within their district.
These are our stations:
Arnold, Ashfield, Bingham, Blidworth, Carlton, Central (Nottingham city), Collingham, East Leake, Eastwood, Edwinstowe, Harworth, Highfields, Hucknall, Mansfield, Misterton, Newark, Retford, Southwell, Stapleford, Stockhill, Tuxford, Warsop, West Bridgford, Worksop