The Headland also operates 24/7 but uses retained firefighters living within 5 minutes travel time of the station. Retained firefighters usually have other jobs in their local community but respond to emergency calls when needed.
The Headland Community Fire Station is situated in the St Hilda’s ward in a residential area and is supported operationally by Stranton Fire Station. The station provides fire cover and other services to homes and local businesses in the north of town which sit on the coastline. It also covers the important heritage sites of the 14th century Town Wall and St Hilda’s Church, and the Heugh Battery, the only UK shore based battery to have fired its guns in anger during the First World War.
The station supports a community network of neighbourhood forums, agency partners and local councillors who share information and work hard to reduce risks in the ward.