Operations Structure

Organisational Structure

The Gibraltar Fire & Rescue Service (GFRS) Operational Division is composed of three Watches each manned 24 hours by professional Firefighters. Each Watch is composed of the following;

1 Station Officer, 2 Sub Officers, 2 Leading Firefighters, 15 Firefighters , 1 Leading Fire Control Operator (LFCO) and 2 FCO`s

Firefighter with the Ifex backpack

Firefighter with the Ifex backpack

The minimum manning level is 12 Firefighters, which enables the Service to have three fire or rescue vehicles  operational at any given time.

The GFRS keeps abreast of the latest developments in Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE ) and fire fighting and rescue gear. We have a modern fleet of appliances to cover the needs of the risk covered. However due to Gibraltar’s restricted roads, in particular the Old Town area, some appliances have to be compact, and have been designed by coach builder’s to our particular requirements.

The current vehicle fleet consists of the vehicles in the list below. You can see images of these and other vehicles on our Flickr account which you can also access from the links at the head and foot of the page.

Pump Ladders

LU1 Mercedes Benz 416D – Godiva GPMX Pump
hose reel – 150 Litre Tank – Lacon 13.5m ladder.
LU2 Mercedes Benz 416D – Godiva GPMX Pump
hose reel – 425 Litre Tank – 10.5m ladder.
LU3 Nissan Cabstar- Godiva GPMX Pump
hose reel – 200 Litre Tank – Lacon 13.5m ladder.
LU5 Mercedes Benz 814D- Godiva GPMX Pump
hose reel – 900 Litre Tank – 10.5m ladder.

Emergency Tender

LU4 Mercedes Benz 416D – Short extension ladder – Holmatro Hydraulic and Pneumatic Tools, Mountain/Cliff rescue equipment, Initial attendance Diving Gear.

Motorised Ladder

1 Ehrsam ML 18-12 mechanical ladder on Mercedes 815D chassis

Support Vehicles

1 VW Ambulance
2 Staff cars
1 Fire Safety van
1 M/T support 4 x 4
1 Mercedes Benz 815D Incident Control Unit
1 Mitsubishi Personnel Carrier
1 Ford Transit Truck
1 Support Trailer

Boats

1 Semi-rigid Divers Rescue boat


 Downloads

GFRS Organisation Chart 2014

GFRS Organisation Chart 2014

GFRS Rank Markings 2014 Edition

GFRS Rank Markings 2014 Edition

Emergency Action Code 2013 Edition

Emergency Action Code 2013 Edition

Emergency Response Guide 2012 Edition

Emergency Response Guide 2012 Edition

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