Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
Oakham Fire StationOakham is located in the County of Rutland, approximately 40 kilometers from Leicester, the population is approximately 10,000 and the population of Rutland is in the region of 36,000 persons. Oakham is a typical market town with several light industrial parks and three larger factories. Located in the town there is a large Public School with areas of the town being used as dormitory accomadation for the pupils. The Station ground is mainly agricultural/rural with a leaning towards tourism, with several large hotels located around the area.
The station was opened in 1981 and incorperates a three bay appliance room, office area and Breathing Apparatus training complex (opened in 1987). The station houses two Fire engines, a Rescue vehicle and a Landrover. The Station is crewed by both Full time and Part time(Retained) personel, full time firefighters crew four watches and are on station 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The watches are colour related having 7 firefighters on each watch, being Red, White, Blue and Green watches day shifts start at 0800 hours and finish at 1800 hours, the night shifts being 1800 hours to 0800 hours. Retained personel cary alerters and respond to the station when required, they either provide 24/12 hour cover dependant on their availability, they are required to live or respond from a base within 4 miles of the station.
Oakham’s turnout area covers 41,439 hectares which includes a RAF base, two prisons and an Army barracks, also within the station ground is a busy dual carriageway which is treated as a motorway risk. There are several other significant industrial risks within the station area which have specialist operational contingency plans.
Uppingham Fire StationUppingham is located in the County of Rutland and the present Station, the third since the late 1800’s was opened in 1959. The station ground covers an area of 8062 hectares with a population of 12,500 persons. The principle risks are a large Public school with 13 Halls of Residence, two small industrial areas and three large Residential Care premises and a home for the blind. The remainder of the area is mainly rural, with small villages,farms and large Halls. There are several other significant industrial risks within the station area which have specialist operational contingency plans.
The busy A47 trunk road passes through the area from East Norton to the County Boundry, the station ground also borders four other Counties, Leicestershire, Licolnshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire.
The Station has two bays, with office accomadation and training areas, there are two fire engines allocated to the station, Uppingham fire station is crewed by Part time (Retained) personel. Retained personel cary alerters and respond to the station when required, they either provide 24/12 hour cover dependant on their availability, they are required to live or respond from a base within 4 miles of the station.