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Hethersett – Retained Station, Control and Support Services

Address: Whitegates, Hethersett, NR9 3DN

Whitegates was built as a family home in the late eighteenth century. Building at the rear of the house in recent times has replaced the coach house and stables of earlier times.

The house has had various owners over the years. During the Second World War, Whitegates was commandeered for use by the National Fire Service, and purchased by the County Council in 1950.

Hethersett – Retained Station

Address: Whitegates, Hethersett, NR9 3DN

Incidents attended information

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

Hethersett 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.

The Hethersett 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 Hethersett

Average salary

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

Average calls per month

  • 12 average daytime call outs per month
  • 5 average evening call outs per month
  • 2 average overnight call outs per month

Average call out time:1 hour 12 minutes

Training night

Wednesday 7.30-9.30pm.


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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