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Mundesley

 

Address: Trunch Road, Mundesley, NR11 8JU

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.

  Mundesley 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.

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Water tender Water tender ladder

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

Mundesley is a rural coastal village in North Norfolk, Population approx 3000, there has been a fire station in the village for 90-100 years initially in Back St, and in it's present location in Trunch Rd since 1965 , we have 10 personnel, most of which work locally and we respond to 90-100 calls a year.

Firefighting in Mundesley began in the early 1920’s with  volunteers who worked in  the local building trade, & water & gas industries making up a fire crew, in the event of fire they would use a horse drawn manually operated pump. With no permanent fire station the pump was housed anywhere available, usually local farm buildings.

In the early 1930’s a building in Back Street was acquired to use as  a fire station, & a steam driven Merryweather fire engine obtained from Cromer replaced the old pump, the steam engine would have to be lit on arrival by responding crewmembers & would have to be readied with wood on their return ready for the next shout.

The engine pistons would also have to be cranked over by hand once a month to stop them from seizing. Before the advent of sirens, bells & before phones were common place, calls were taken at a manually- operated telephone exchange in Manor Rd, calls were then transferred to a private address in Back St, where the owners would set off maroons to alert the crew.

In 1939, on the outbreak of World war 2 the National fire service was formed, & a Chevrolet car towing a Dennis trailer pump was supplied to replace the steam engine, following the war the Chevy was replaced by an Austin ATV (Appliance towing vehicle), the Dennis trailer pump remained, & the ATV had the advantage of a 100 gallon water tank on board & a hosereel .

As time went on the fire service started looking for a more suitable location for a fire station, & land was obtained in Trunch Rd, which was in use as allotments, and in those days the railway line (Next to the orchard, now Primrose Close)  & the railway bridge over Trunch Rd were all still in place.

The new fire station was completed in 1965, and a short time later a Brand new Commer fire engine arrived, and as time went by, this was later replaced with a Dodge followed by a Dennis, & in December 1994 was replaced again with a Mercedes 1222 (H453 SCL).  In 2009 the station received a brand new Scania Water Tender Ladder (AU09 FKS) , this came fully equipped, including the latest Weber hydraulic cutting equipment & in addition to pumping only water it has a Compressed air foam system (CAFS) which gives us another option for extinguishing fires. 

 

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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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