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Fakenham

 

Address: Norwich Road, Fakenham, NR21 8BB

Drill Night: Wednesday

Incidents attended: Click here for incident information

This is a retained station.  It has a crew consisting of one Watch Manager and four Crew Managers and fourteen Firefighters.  

  Fakenham 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 Ladder Rescue Pump

Water Carrier Water foam carrier

Water Tender Water tender

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

Fakenham is a Retained Fire Station with twenty personnel who live and work in the town and respond to the station when alerted, The station currently has twenty personnel comprising of one Watch Manager, four Crew Managers and fifteen Fire Fighters.   The current Fire Station was built in the 1960s and houses a Water Tender, Rescue Pump and a Specialist appliance being a Water Foam Unit.  

Being a central station in North Norfolk a training building was built in the late 1980s to allow crews from Fakenham and the neighbouring stations to drill in realistic conditions.  The crews drill on a Wednesday evening for three hour a week, other activities undertaken are attending local fetes as static displays and for community fire safety, the station also attends schools for fire safety talks and road safety for older students, we have recently undertaken a station open day which gave local people and businesses the opportunity to meet personnel and learn about their Fire Station and the services we undertake.

Fakenham was the first retained station in Norfolk to have hydraulic cutting equipment when a Rescue Tender was based there in 1987, this was replaced with a Rescue pump in 1996 and the station has maintained this valuable resource by being given a new appliance in 2004 along with the latest modern cutting equipment.

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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:
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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