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Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service

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Country  United Kingdom
County  Gloucestershire
Stations  22
Country  England
Employees  ~600
Phone  +44 1452 888777
Address  Fire Service HQ, Waterwells Dr, Quedgeley, Gloucester GL2 2AX, UK

Gloucestershire fire and rescue service house fire demonstration at cheltenham west fire station

The Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service is the statutory emergency fire and rescue service for the county of Gloucestershire, England. The service is run by Gloucestershire County Council.


The Chief Fire Officer is Stewart Edgar QFSM.

Their headquarters are located at the TriService Emergency Centre in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. Also operating from there is Gloucestershire Constabulary and South West Ambulance Service Trust.

Gloucestershire fire and rescue service alp turnout to the bakers quay fire in gloucester 03 10 15

Fire Appliance Glossary/Callsigns

  • Rescue Pump Ladder (RPL): P1
  • Water Ladder (WrL): P1/P2
  • Restricted Access Pump (RaP): P4
  • Foam & Water Carrier (F/WrC): W3
  • Prime Mover + High Volume Pump (PM+HVP): T8
  • Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP): A1
  • Light 4x4 Vehicle + Inshore Rescue Boat (L4V+IrbT): B1
  • Light 4x4 Vehicle + Hovercraft (L4V+Hcft): B1
  • Incident Command & Control Unit (ICCU): C1
  • Environmental Protection Unit (EPU): H1
  • Special Incident Support Unit (SISU): S0
  • Breathing Apparatus Support Unit (BASU): S1
  • Damage Control Unit (DCU): S6
  • Welfare Unit (WelfU): S8
  • Co-Responder Vehicle (CRV): V1
  • Co-Responder Vehicle & Line Rescue Unit (CRV/LiRU): V1

  • CBRN Response:

    Incident Response Unit (IRU): H9


    Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service works in partnership with the South West Ambulance Service to provide emergency medical cover to select areas of Gloucestershire. Lydney, Coleford, Newent, Wotton-Under-Edge, Dursley, Chipping Camden, and Tetbury have been identified as having the greatest need for ambulance cover. The aim of a co-responder team is to preserve life until the arrival of either a Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV) or an Ambulance. Co-Responder Vehicles are equipped with:

  • Defibrillator
  • Bag and mask resuscitator
  • Oxygen
  • Airway suction units
  • Standard first aid equipment
  • References

    Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service Wikipedia

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