North Earlham (Norwich Area)

Address: Ivy Road, North Earlham, Norwich, NR5 8BQ

Wholetime firefighters

Earlham station has a fire appliance staffed by wholetime duty system (WDS) firefighters. These are firefighters that are available with the fire appliance twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The firefighters work in teams, known as watches, on a rota system. There are four watches at the station identified by the colours red, white, blue and green.

On-call firefighters

There is also a fire appliance staffed by on-call firefighters. These firefighters are men and women who live or work close to the station and ride the fire appliance when alerted to any fire and rescue incident. The crew consists of a watch manager, two crew managers and nine firefighters.

The North Earlham on-call firefighters attend one training evening a week. They also commit to training courses at Bowthorpe Fire Training and Development Centre to enhance their firefighting skills.

Being an on-call firefighter at North Earlham

Learn about becoming an on-call firefighter and check job vacancies at North Earlham.

Average calls per month

  • 7 average daytime call outs per month
  • 4 average evening call outs per month
  • 1 average overnight call outs per month

Average call out time:1 hour 6 minutes

Training night

Tuesday 7-9.30pm.

School visits and community events

To enquire about a school visit or attending a community event contact Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. Visits will depend on resources and we tend to target priority areas for our service.