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About Devon & Somerset FRS

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service is the largest non-metropolitan fire and rescue service in the UK. We are here to make the counties of Devon and Somerset (including Torbay and Plymouth) a safer place.

We have 85 fire stations, the second largest number in England and 2,300 committed and dedicated staff.

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 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, confined spaces and height.

We also have the largest number of fire appliances outside of London equipped to deal with incidents such as 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.

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