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.
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 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 Fire Training and Development Centre to enhance their firefighting skills.
Being an on-call firefighter at Hethersett
Learn about becoming an on-call firefighter and check job vacancies at Hethersett.
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
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.