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Swaffham


Address: West Acre Rd, Swaffham,

PE37 7NG

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 and currently 3 vacancies.

  Swaffham 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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Rescue Pump Rescue Pump

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

The Fire Station is situated on West Acre Road on the outskirts of Swaffham. Previously it was located on Theatre Street and even prior to this Station Street. There has been a Fire Service presence in the town for many years.

Swaffham today is crewed by a complement of 12 Personnel. The Fire Appliance is a Scania 94D Rescue Pump. The Rescue pump has a host of specialist rescue equipment and the fire fighters are highly trained and competent in its use.

Geographically Swaffham sits on two major road arteries the A1065 and the A47, a Scania rescue pump was deployed and stationed here in 2005 replacing the Mercedes 1222. The firefighters in Swaffham attended numerous incidents in the area and across the County of Norfolk during 2011. We were called to  90 Road Traffic Collisions during 2005-06 alone.

Personnel from Swaffham are employed on a Retained Duty System; this means they have other primary employment, from bricklayer  to electrician and Airport Firefighter. This diversity of primary employment gives the firefighters an added advantage in dealing with the complexity of emergency situations they are called to.

They are alerted for emergency calls by pager day or night when their help is required. 24hours per day 365 days per year the Fire Fighters from Swaffham provide emergency cover for the people of Norfolk.

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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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