How we keep you safe

All Fire Services follow the Fire and rescue national framework for England.

Our purpose: Protecting the community and making Warwickshire a safer place to live.

Functional areas

To support the business priorities our service is governed by three functional areas. These all work closely together to ensure that we fulfil our duty.

Service delivery

Service delivery makes sure we provide suitable and sufficient response to the community, and that our firefighters have the best training, equipment and knowledge of their local risks.

Service support

Services support includes training and development, health and safety, operational planning, technical support and transport. All assist in the assurance that what we do is in line with national, regional and local policies.

Service improvement

Service improvement manages the change programmes within the service. This functional area, horizon scans to see what impact Government, regional or local changes may impact on the service and ensures that any projects and developments are resourced in line with our service priorities.

Vehicles

Vehicle Number
Standard Rescue Pump 23 on the run, 26 in service
Light Rescue Pump 7 on the run, 10 in service
Combined Aerial Rescue Pump 2
Environmental Protection Unit 1 in service
High Volume Pump 1
Logistics support vehicle 1
Road Traffic Collision Unit 1
Water Rescue Unit 1
Foam Tender 1
Water Bowser 2
Boats 2
Large Animal Rescue 1
Small Fire Unit 2
Combined Breathing Apparatus and Command Support Vehicle 1 in service
Command Support Vehicle 1 in service
Command Response Vehicles 14

Firefighters

During 2016/17 our establishment currently has:

  • 192 whole time (full-time) firefighters
  • 114 retained duty (on-call) firefighters

Other staff:

  • 1 chief fire officer
  • 1 deputy chief fire officer
  • 3 area commanders
  • 13 control room staff
  • 30 support roles (uniformed) and officers
  • anti-social behaviour intervention team (ASBIT) – ASBIT work at a very local level engaging face to face with young people known for setting small fires. To date, there has been a reduction of over 40% in arson-related incidents across Warwickshire.
  • the bicycle intervention knowledge and education (BIKE) – teams and the small fires unit also visit high-risk areas in the county

Fire stations