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Kings Lynn South

 

Address: Horsleys Fields, Kings Lynn, PE30 5DD

Incidents attended:Click here for incident information

Both Kings Lynn stations are staffed by Four wholetime watches (Red, White, Blue and Green) consisting of one Watch Manager, two Crew Managers and nine firefighters.

The crew divides itself between the two stations with Kings Lynn South having a Watch Manager plus four crew, and Kings Lynn North having a Crew Manager plus six crew.

The newest station, Kings Lynn South became operational on 21st January 2015.

The official opening was carried out by HM the Queen and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on the 2nd February 2015.

 

     South Lynn Station

Her Majesty the Queen opening South Lynn Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact us

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

This station houses the Services Technical Rescue assets that cover the West of the County.

The Heavy Rescue Pump has enhanced levels of equipment over and above that carried on a standard Rescue Pump. 

The Technical Rescue Unit and Surface Rescue Boat is a declared asset on the National Register for responding to flooding anywhere within the UK, and was deployed to the widespread flooding in Royal Berkshire in 2013 as part of the biggest mobilisation of Fire Service resources since the second world war.

In Norfolk, as well as attending water related incidents, the crew are also specially trained and equipped to deal with large Animal Rescues

Heavy Rescue PumpHeavy Rescue Pump

Technical Rescue UnitTechnical Rescue Unit and Surface Rescue Boat

 

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

 

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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