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Hingham

 

Address: Norwich Road, Hingham, NR9 4LS

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.

  Hingham Retained 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

Rescue Pump Water tender ladder

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

 

The small market town of Hingham, which was once the home of Samuel Lincoln, a direct ancestor of Abraham Lincoln (the 16th President of the USA) is located approximately 16 miles west of Norwich. The rural town is situated in the centre of the local towns of Watton, Wymondham, Dereham and Attleborough making it an ideal place to stay in order to explore the local surroundings. Figures provided from the 2001 census shows that Hingham is home to approximately 110,708 people. The village boasts a number of small independent shops as well as a Primary School on Hardingham Street and St Andrews Church which dates back to the 14th Century.

Hingham Fire Station

In 1959 Hingham Fire Station moved from the Fairlands to Norwich Street. The first appliance to be based at this new fire station was a Comma 86A, registration 1948 NG. This appliance has a Hayward Tyler Pump and carried a Coventry climax featherweight pump.

In 1977 the Comma 86A was replaced with a Dodge K850, registration RVF 639R. This appliance had a Godiva low pressure pump which used 500 gallons per minute.

Thirteen years later in 1990 the Dodge K850 was replaced with a Mercedes 1222, registration F517 DVF. This appliance had a 50o gallon per minute pump and was the first appliance at Hingham to have Hydraulic Rescue Equipment stowed on it.

The current fire engine based at Hingham is a Mercedes 1124, registration P743 ONG. This appliance was first put on the run at Hingham in2004. WM Vincent took charge of the station in 2009. Our station crewing consists of 1 watch manager, 2 crew managers and 8 fire-fighters. 

Our appliance is now a Scania P270, registration number AU56 FRR and our call sign is HINP3.

The fire-fighters at Hingham meet once a week on a Thursday night for a drill night. During this time the fire-fighters participate in drills and lectures in order to maintain their competencies as fire-fighters.

 

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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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