Contact Details

  • Meridian East, Meridian Business Park, Leicester, LE19 1WZ


  • Pumping Appliance
  • Heavy Rescue Unit (HRU)
  • Ford Ranger
  • Rope Van
  • Boat
  • Search and Rescue Dogs
  • USAR Modules 1,2,3,4,5
  • 4 Prime Movers to transport modules

List of community facilities

  •  Meeting room


Blaby District


Southern Fire and Rescue Station was opened in 1995 initially to provide cover to Broughton Astley and M1 motorway. In 2004, a Technical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team were introduced to the station. Some crew members from Southern Fire and Rescue Station form part of Leicestershire’s International Search and Rescue Team (ISAR). In 2015, both crews merged to create four watches whose crews covered all the skill sets held within fire, technical rescue and USAR. Southern crews attend fires, road traffic collisions (RTCs), RTCs involving multiple vehicles and large goods vehicles, hazmat incidents, rope incidents, water incidents and large animal rescue incidents. The USAR team could be deployed to any major incident within the UK, such as a collapsed building. The ISAR team could be deployed to any major incident in the world such as an earthquake. Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service’s Fire Control team moved to Southern Fire and Rescue Station in 2013 and occupies the whole second floor of the building. Leicestershire Driver Training operate from Southern with their offices being on the first floor.

Duty/Crewing at station


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It's International Control Room week 22nd to 28th of October. Red Watch are on duty this sunny Monday morning taking care of the good people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We will keep you posted with any updates. #UnsungHeroes
1 week ago
Our formal delegation attending the @fbunational centenary event at London Firefighters National Memorial. A privilege to attend today’s event. https://t.co/KttrhyMSUE LFRSSouthern photo
1 week ago
Great addition to @LeicsFireRescue our new Urban Search and Rescue training rig @LFRSSouthern crews can enhance their skills operating in confined space and rescue from collapsed buildings. https://t.co/kq5hMy4pNh LFRSSouthern photo
2 weeks ago
Achieved gold standard in National Breathing Apparatus Challenge 2018 @FSCmoreton finished in top 8 of 24 teams. Great performance by the team. It was hard work, but a fantastic experience, thanks @NBACuk #professional #teamwork https://t.co/eFFMWLBiHh LFRSSouthern photo

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