About the different corporate roles

While firefighting has traditionally been at the forefront of our work, the role of a modern fire and rescue service has increased to cover the core functions of ‘preventing’, ‘protecting’ and ‘responding’.

A lot of our work now focuses on how we can prevent accidents and emergencies happening in the first place, as we believe this is the best way to protect our communities. We do this by providing advice and education through events, visits, campaigns and partnership working.

Contributing to the safety and well-being of our community goes beyond being a firefighter. With a dedicated team of over 200 support staff, we work collaboratively behind the scenes to realise our vision and ensure the seamless operation of our organisation. There are many teams that play a crucial role in saving lives and maintaining the safety of our community including:

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