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North Earlham (Norwich Area)

 

Address: Ivy Road, North Earlham, Norwich, NR5 8BQ

Drill Night: Tuesday

Incidents attended: Click here for incident information

This Station is a wholetime and retained station. It has Four wholetime watches consisting of one Watch Manager, one Crew Manager and five firefighters. It also has a retained crew consisting of one Watch Manager, two crew managers and nine firefighters.  There is also youth development based here.

  North Earlham Station

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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.

Resources

Water Tender Water tender

Rescue Pump Rescue Pump

Aerial Ladder Platform Aerial ladder platform

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

Earlham Fire Station is built on the former site of the Bowthorpe High School in the community of North Earlham, a western suburb in the City of Norwich. Building work was completed in December 2005 and the station became operational on the 19th January 2006.

The population in Norwich is one of the most rapidly growing in the U.K. There is also extensive building of industrial units, domestic dwellings and commercial properties within the district, and these factors played an important part in the decision to build the station on this site.

North Earlham Fire Station works along side both Norwich City and Sprowston Fire Stations to provide both operational and Community Risk Management activities to the people of Norwich and surrounding areas.

Earlham Fire Station houses three fire appliances, 2 x Water Tender Ladder (Earlham 47 and Earlham 57) and an Aerial Ladder Platform (Earlham 6).

How to Find the Station

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:
RESPONSE
SERVICE PRIORITY : OPERATIONAL ASSURANCE
Improve our systems for securing operational assurance
STATION PRIORITIES:
1. Improve Core Skills
2. Maintain appliance and equipment in a constant state of readiness
3. Improve appliance availability.
PREVENTION
SERVICE PRIORITY: OLDER PEOPLE
Improve the safety of older people in their homes
STATION PRIORITIES:
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.
PROTECTION
SERVICE PRIORITY: SMOKE DETECTORS
Increase the number of working smoke detectors in domestic dwellings
STATION PRIORITIES:
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.
PEOPLE
SERVICE PRIORITY: PEOPLE
To improve the overall competence of the workforce
STATION PRIORITIES:
1. Complete appraisals; undertake reviews and action training needs.
2. Improve use of PDR Pro.
3. Concentrate on risk critical training and core skills.
MANAGE
SERVICE PRIORITY: EFFICIENCY
To achieve future efficiency targets
STATION PRIORITIES:
1. Improve appliance availability.
2. Reduce hours lost due to sickness.
3. Reduce injuries by focusing training on risk critical areas.
COMMUNITY
SERVICE PRIORITY: UNDERSTANDING OUR COMMUNITY
To provide services that reflect the needs and expectations of the community
STATION PRIORITIES:
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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