Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is the largest non-metropolitan fire and rescue service in England. We provide prevention, protection and response services across the counties of Devon and Somerset (including Torbay and Plymouth).
We have 85 fire stations, the second largest number in England, and 1,983 committed and dedicated staff who work tirelessly to protect the 1.7 million people who live in our counties. This alongside the additional 400,000 people who visit this wonderful part of the country every year.
You’ll know that the Fire & Rescue Service puts out fires, rescues people from road traffic accidents and other emergencies. However, you may not know that we also provide home safety checks, work with partners to influence young drivers to try and prevent people being killed or injured on our roads, engage young people in diversionary activities to reduce anti-social behaviour and crime as well as rescuing people from water and height. We also have the largest number of fire appliances outside of London equipped to deal with the after effects of terrorism, major flooding, major transportation incidents, public decontamination and collapsed structures; working within a national coordinated approach to attend incidents anywhere in the country.
We are reducing the number of operational incidents we attend through our prevention work and this will continue to be our priority, but when our services are needed, you can be assured that we aim to deliver the very best service we can to make you safe wherever you are in Devon and Somerset.