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Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service stations cover the 4th largest area in England with 2,074 sq miles including 200 miles of inland waterways, 90 miles of coastline and 6,125 miles of roads. We serve 891,700 residents including 428,713 in rural populations.
We are at the heart of community protection. Everyone knows that we provide an emergency blue light response, but not everyone knows a relatively small amount of our time is spent attending emergencies and fighting fires. What we do the rest of the time is intensive staff training and community prevention.
Our service is based within communities and we operate from 42 fire stations across Norfolk.
Our fire stations are split into four regional areas:
The Central Area covers the whole of Norwich and beyond and is home to the Diamond Jubilee Station and Sprowston Station which are staffed by wholetime firefighters. North Earlham Station is staffed by wholetime and retained firefighters. The central area also includes stations in Aylsham, Reepham, Acle and Wroxham staffed by retained firefighters.
The Eastern area is home to 11 Stations with Great Yarmouth and Gorleston staffed by wholetime and retained firefighters and Cromer, Fakenham, Holt, Martham, Mundesley, North Walsham, Sheringham, Stalham and Wells stations all staffed by retained firefighters.
The Southern Area is home to our control room in Hethersett and our USAR (urban search and rescue) based in Dereham. Thetford is staffed by wholetime and retained firefighters and Wymondham, Attleborough, East Harling, Hingham, Swaffham, Dereham, Harleston, Loddon, Hethersett and Long Stratton stations are staffed by retained firefighters.
The Western Area is home to Kings Lynn North staffed by wholetime and retained firefighters and Kings Lynn South staffed by wholetime firefighters. Downham Market, Heacham, Hunstanton, Massingham, Methwold, Outwell, Sandringham, Terrington and West Walton stations are staffed by retained firefighters.