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Address: 56 Cromer Road, Sheringham, NR26 8RS

Drill Night: Thursday

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.

  Sheringham 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.


Rescue Pump Water tender ladder

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


The station was constructed by Fisher Bullens on behalf of Tesco who officially handed it over to NFRS on the 21st of November 2011.

The building itself went live on the 22nd of December when Sheringham personnel moved across the road to the new site.

The building is constructed to a BREEAM standard meaning it is to a high level of energy efficiency and utilises an air source heat pump to provide the heating. the building is also fitted with monitoring systems able to make changes to the building dependant on its use and self monitor for faults.

The building will also be occupied by Norfolk constabulary using 2 offices in the building and the East of England Ambulance Service who will use the station as a response base for one of their Ambulances.

Sheringham Urban District Council decided to buy firefighting equipment in 1898; this was as a result of a couple of serious fires in the town, the towns surveyor, became the officer in charge, and formed a crew from the council workmen. At this time everything was horse drawn from the council yard in Cremers Street.  The town got its first motorized vehicle in 1928 stationed in the council yard, and a local mechanic was put in charge of maintenance, he was also the driver.

This carried on pretty much in the same vein throughout the thirties, until 1939, the outbreak of the Second World War, when the station was taken over by the AFS, the auxiliary fire service; another appliance was added to the station making two.

About 1942 the station then became the NFS, the National Fire Service, when two more appliances were added, now making a total of four, because of several air raids in the vicinity of the station, it was decided to disperse the appliances to different locations in the town.

One appliance was stationed at Hills Garage, Priory Road, another at Sadlers Garage, Cromer/Holway Road, and the forth at the ARP wardens station on Beeston Common, they were often called out to incidents far from the town, such as Norwich, Kings Lynn, Coventry and even to the blitz in London’s Docklands.

After the war, they returned to the station in Cremers Street, with three appliances, and around 1951 the station came under the Norfolk Fire Service, and in 1963 a new station was built on Cromer Road, this move resulted in the loss of two appliances, and reverted to being a one pump station and this is the current position today.

Author of this station history Ex Sub/Officer Victor Farrow

The current fire appliance is a Scania Water Tender Ladder. This has the additional capability (like several others in Norfolk) of Compressed Air Foam, which can be better at extinguishing certain types of fire than water alone.

Sheringham Fire Cadet Unit

March 2012 saw the creation of the newest Fire Cadet Unit within Norfolk located at Sheringham Fire station.

Following advertisements locally for young people to join the cadet unit interest was high and we were soon able to begin induction and training.

The cadets have been kitted out in both uniform and fire kit and have begun the process of learning new skills as part of the cadet program. We aim to provide a disciplined environment where young people can learn basic fire service skills and core values.

The cadets drill on Tuesday evenings at the fire station and is currently run by one of the Crew Managers supported by a small team of leaders from the current crew.

Sheringham Cadets

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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:
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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