1 x fire engine with water ladder
North West Leicestershire District.
There has been a fire and rescue station at Wilfred Place in Ashby since 1971. The Station is an On-Call fire and rescue station, with the crew having primary employment elsewhere and responding to the station, via pagers, when an emergency call is received. The personnel fit their commitment to Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service around their careers and home life. Ashby Fire and Rescue Station respond to a wide variety of emergency calls including fires, road traffic collisions, animal rescues, flooding and countless other emergency special service calls. They provide strategic cover for the busy M42 motorway, which passes close to Ashby. The On-Call firefighters must live or work within a set travel time from there station to enable them to respond in a timely manner. Due to this, all the crew are local residents, serving their own community and this makes the service they provide very much a vocation and not just a job.
Duty/Crewing at Station