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Address: Kings Lynn Road, Hunstanton, PE36 5HP

Drill Night: Monday

Incidents attended: Click here for incident information

This is a retained station.  It has a crew consisting of one Watch Manager and two Crew Managers and nine Firefighters.  There is also a Fire Cadets unit based here.

  Hunstanton Retained

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If you need a school visit we target these at Year 2 for Key Stage 1,  Year 5 for Key Stage 2 and Year 8 for Key Stage 3. If you have someone who is fire-setting and wish to discuss this with one of our advisors please contact us. We are sometimes also able to attend Community events but this will depend on resources, and we tend to target this to priority areas of our service. We do always look forward to hearing from you with any other queries.


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This section contains notes written by the crews of this station.

Hunstanton is widely known as the only seaside resort on the east coast which faces west. This gives Hunstanton some of the best sunsets in the world! It has a population of around 4500 however this increases to around 12000 in the summer months. Unlike most stations in Norfolk three quarters of the “Patch” Hunstanton Fire Station covers is sea.

Hunstanton Fire Station is located close to Smithdon High School on Lynn Road in Hunstanton and was built in 1970. As well as covering the town of Hunstanton the station also provides emergency cover for the villages of Old Hunstanton, Holme, Thornham, Brancaster, Brancaster Staithe, Titchwell, Choseley, and Ringstead. The station responds to approx 100 emergency calls a year. These  typically range from; Structure fires, Vehicle fires, Field and rural fires, Road Traffic Collisions, Hazmat incidents and Flooding. We have one appliance, a Scania  94D Rescue pump which carries a wide range of equipment.

Personnel from Hunstanton are employed on the Retained Duty System; this means they have other primary employment, from a Leisure Centre Manager, Supermarket Department Manager to Electricians, Plumbers, a Chef and Wholetime Firefighters. This diversity of primary employment gives the firefighters an added advantage in dealing with the complexity of emergency situations they are called to. We currently have vacancies for two firefighter posts.

The station training night is on Tuesdays between 1900 and 2130 hrs. 

Hunstanton also has the addition of having a Fire Cadet Unit where young people between 13 and 18 are trained in all the safety aspects of fire fighting but do not attend emergency calls. They drill on a Wednesday evening between 1900 and 2100, if anyone is interested you can call in at this time. A number of personnel at Hunstanton station have joined the Retained Fire Service after being members of the cadet unit here and a number have joined other brigades as either Retained or Wholetime Firefighters.”


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The New Fire Station at Ryston Close was opened on the 16th June 2006, having moved from the Priory road site which had provided 70 years of service to the community, during that time the town and local area had developed to a point where a larger modern station with better access was required.
This is a very active station dealing with incidents over a large area, including major road and rail networks, river systems, Industrial estates, and a growing population
Each year Downham Market compile their station plan.  The plan enables the station management team to ensure that they are well prepared to deal with emergency in the local and wider areas.
The priorities for 2009/10 are:
Improve our systems for securing operational assurance
1. Improve Core Skills
2. Maintain appliance and equipment in a constant state of readiness
3. Improve appliance availability.
Improve the safety of older people in their homes
1. Risk assess the vulnerability of the occupier following false alarm domestic dwelling calls and where necessary refer to partner agency to provide support.
2. Undertake a quick strike following a fire in a residential street.
3. Utilise opportunities to generate HFRC referrals for older people.
Increase the number of working smoke detectors in domestic dwellings
1. Undertake quick strike following a fire in a residential street.
2. Fit or provide smoke alarms in properties visited during emergency calls where none exist.
3. Utilise opportunities to generate HFRC referrals.
To improve the overall competence of the workforce
1. Complete appraisals; undertake reviews and action training needs.
2. Improve use of PDR Pro.
3. Concentrate on risk critical training and core skills.
To achieve future efficiency targets
1. Improve appliance availability.
2. Reduce hours lost due to sickness.
3. Reduce injuries by focusing training on risk critical areas.
To provide services that reflect the needs and expectations of the community
1. Support one major village event.
2. Respond to all requests positively giving explanation where station cannot support an event and signpost them to alternative sources of information (leaflets, CFS team, LRM support, website)
3. Liaise with partner agencies to develop customer focused initiatives to improve our prevention and protection targets.

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