Aston Fire Station

Earlier this summer we were fortunate to visit Aston Fire Station for an instameet. The Grade II listed Aston Fire Station is one of 15 fire stations within Birmingham and one of 38 across the West Midlands Fire Service. It currently has 1 fire engine and 1 brigade response vehicle (BRV). Aston has 40 full time Fire personnel that work on 4 watches (red, blue, green and white). As an inner city fire station within Birmingham, Aston covers a wide and diverse area including industrial, commercial and residential properties.

Aston is due for a rebuild within the next 18 months and this was a unique opportunity to visit one of the oldest working fire stations within the Birmingham area to see and photograph the work and activity that goes on daily.

A competition was held as part of the instameet. The winning images from each category will be used in their new fire station.

In addition, all winning and runner-up photographers will be invited to another event at Aston Fire Station in the near future.

Steve Harris from West Midlands Fire Station who was instrumental in the organisation of the instameet said:

“We were overwhelmed with the quality and variety of photographs and can’t believe the amount of different views of the station that IGers found and photographed. The whole day was a very enjoyable experience and your group were a pleasure to have at station. We look forward to using the pictures in the new Aston Fire Station when construction is complete.”

The winners: 

Category 1: The front of the Fire Station

Winner: @sidhu88


2nd place: @satishkguddu


3rd place: @sam_mcauliffe


4th place: @duskyblueskies


Category 2: Pole drop

Winner: @paulahanleysmith


2nd place: @chrisburchill


3rd place: @suji007


4th place: @fino4tu


Category 3: Staff portrait

Winner: @krisaskey

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2nd place: @chrisburchill

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3rd place: @cpf_photography_birmingham


Category 4: Group staff portrait

Winner: @thisishelsbels


2nd place: @fino4tu


3rd place: @satishkguddu


Category 5: Miscellaneous

Winner: @jayjayjjetplane








Congratulations to all the winners and runners up! You can see all of the images from the instameet here.

Thank you to West Midlands Fire Service and the whole team at Aston Fire Station.