southern fire station

Contact Details

  • Meridian East, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WZ


  • 1 x fire engine with water ladder

  • 1 x Heavy Rescue Support Unit

  • Rope rescue

  • Rescue dogs

  • BOBCAT (mini utility vehicle)

  • 1 x inflatable boat

  • 1 x Dory boat

  • 4 x Prime Movers to transport modules

List of community facilities

  •  Meeting room


Blaby District


Southern Fire and Rescue Station was opened in 1995 initially to provide cover to Broughton Astley and M1 motorway. In 2004, a Technical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team were introduced to the station. Some crew members from Southern Fire and Rescue Station form part of Leicestershire’s International Search and Rescue Team (ISAR). In 2015, both crews merged to create four watches whose crews covered all the skill sets held within fire, technical rescue and USAR. Southern crews attend fires, road traffic collisions (RTCs), RTCs involving multiple vehicles and large goods vehicles, hazmat incidents, rope incidents, water incidents and large animal rescue incidents. The USAR team could be deployed to any major incident within the UK, such as a collapsed building. The ISAR team could be deployed to any major incident in the world such as an earthquake. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Control team moved to Southern Fire and Rescue Station in 2013 and occupies the whole second floor of the building. Leicestershire Driver Training operate from Southern with their offices being on the first floor.

Duty/Crewing at station


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The @RuthLeeLtd dummy weighs in at 180kg / 28st. Using the @ISC_Wales Ferno Arachnipod and a 4:1 system we moved the heavy casualty back into a bed with relative ease #bariatric #lifting

Using some new kit, which arrived today from @RuthLeeLtd and the Arachnipod. Utilising the equipment to raise a Bariatric casualty when assisting @EMASNHSTrust mitigating the need for manual handling #lifting #bariatric LFRSSouthern photo

@LFRS_USAR_SM @matt0770 I'm sure we can find a suitable picture somewhere, boss😏

An important message from our colleagues in Rutland given the number of flood alerts and warnings that are live currently #StormChristoph #BePrepared #FloodWarnings #floods

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Market Harborough Firefighters are one of three specialist Water Rescue Teams that look after Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.
We are the most southernly based team, our most northern station is @LFRSCDonington and a team is based centrally at @LFRSSouthern
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