Western Area Command is geographically the largest of the four Areas, covering about 4000km2 stretching over Londonderry, Tyrone & Fermanagh, & serving around 400 000 people.
The Area is managed by the Area Management Team, based at Western Area Headquarters in Londonderry, assisted by the District Command Teams based at Omagh, Cookstown, Enniskillen & Londonderry. Each of the District Commands manage a total of 5 stations each.
Of the twenty fire stations in Western Area Command, 2 are Wholetime (Northland & Crescent Link, both in Londonderry), & the remaining 18 are Retained. Almost 480 people serve the communities of Western Area Command, including 295 Retained Firefighters, 124 Wholetime Firefighters, 37 Area, District & Community Safety Officers, & 20 Support Staff.