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We provide emergency and protection services to the communities of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

We are committed to providing a safer place for people to live, work and visit across an area of 134,753 hectares and a population of over one million.

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.

Alongside this work we also provide a ‘999’ response service to a range of incidents and emergencies from road traffic collisions and fires, to flooding and chemical spills.

We work closely with the other emergency services, as well as external agencies.

Our staff We employ around 800 people; this includes around 500 Wholetime firefighters, 120 On-call firefighters, 35 Control staff and 120 Support Staff.

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