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Dereham Fire Station is staffed 7 days a week, 7am-7pm, by two full-time watches who are also Urban Search and Rescue Technicians.

Read more about Urban Search and Rescue here.

At all other times, Dereham Fire Station is staffed by firefighters on an on-call contract. 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, 4 crew managers and 15 firefighters.

Address: Norwich Rd, Dereham, NR20 3AS

Incidents attended information

Are there vacancies for on-call firefighters at this station?

Dereham Fire Station is 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.

USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) are also based at our Dereham Station.

The Dereham firefighters attend one training evening a week, they also commit to training courses at Bowthorpe Training and Development to enhance their firefighting skills.

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 advisers 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 queries.

Being an on-call firefighter at Dereham

Average salary

£8,000 per year as rank of firefighter at Dereham. This will vary depending on availability and call outs attended.

Average calls per month

  • 9 average daytime call outs per month
  • 7 average evening call outs per month
  • 3 average overnight call outs per month

Average call out time:1 hour 14 minutes

Training night

Monday 6.30-9pm.

Location

You would need to work or live within the area and be able to respond in a 5 minute turnout time.

Find out more about becoming an on-call firefighter.

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