|Chief Fire Officer||Chris Strickland|
|Facilities and equipment|
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service was formed in 1974 from the merger of the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely Fire Brigade and the Huntingdon and Peterborough Fire Brigade (which had been formed in 1965 from the merger of Huntingdonshire Fire Brigade and the Soke of Peterborough Fire Brigade); all of which had existed since 1948.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service's headquarters are located in Huntingdon.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service operates 28 fire stations, of which four are crewed 24/7 (Wholetime) and three are crewed 08:00–18:00 (Day Crewed) with On-Call cover at night. The remainder are purely crewed by On-Call firefighters, who live near to their fire station and can arrive within five minutes of a call being received.
Peterborough also has a separate 'volunteer fire brigade' (Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade) whose training, equipment and mobilisation falls under Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service. It is crewed by volunteers, in exactly the same way as the On-Call firefighters do, but they do not get paid.
Cambridgeshire County Council was the fire authority until 1998 when Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority was formed following local government reorganisation in the county. The fire authority comprises 17 elected councillors, 13 from Cambridgeshire County Council and four from Peterborough city council. The full authority meets four times a year at Service headquarters, situated at Hinchingbrooke Cottage on the outskirts of Huntingdon. Meetings are open to the general public.
This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (April 2016)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service.|
- Fire service in the United Kingdom
- History of fire brigades in the United Kingdom
- Cambridgeshire Constabulary
- East of England Ambulance Service
- List of British firefighters killed in the line of duty
- The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Fire Authority Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (retrieved 9 December 2007)