'Working Together for a Safer Gloucestershire'.
Gloucestershire is a diverse county covering 1,024 square miles with a population that now exceeds 600,000 people. It is an extremely attractive place to live and work with most people living in areas surrounded by countryside.
Who are we?
Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is part of the County Council and incorporates other community safety related services such as Emergency Management, Trading Standards, Coroners and Road Safety.
The Service is administered from the Tri-Service site in Quedgeley which co-locates Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service with Gloucestershire Constabulary. Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have 21 Community Fire Stations with 33 front line fire engines strategically located across Gloucestershire.
Did you know?
As a predominantly rural fire and rescue service, 16 of our 21 stations are staffed entirely by ‘Retained’ (on call) firefighters, three stations have a mix of both ‘Wholetime’ (full time) and Retained complements and two further stations are staffed solely by full time firefighters.
The Wider Team
Our Fire Control staff are based at the Tri-Service site and provide the first point of contact for the public when an emergency occurs. They are well equipped and trained for a range of tasks including emergency call handling, providing calm reassurance and gathering vital information to support an emergency response. All of this helps ensure that we maintain the right resources, in the right place, when they are needed most.
Our support staff provide the core functions of planning, administration, fleet maintenance, centralised purchasing and stores, ensuring that the organisation as a whole functions on a ‘day to day’ basis.
All of these functions are designed to make sure the public receive the highest standards of emergency response under difficult conditions.