Our Social Media Accounts
If you use social media sites Facebook and Twitter, you might like to look us up!
Recognising the growth and potential of using social media as a communications tool, Cornwall Council adopted a Social Media Policy in 2010 and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) got active and has since created the following official accounts to broadcast a range of messages:
Follow the official news feed for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) - @CornwallFRS:
Aimed at those who’d like to know more about what’s going on within CFRS and a chance for followers to have their say. The @CornwallFRS Twitter account informs followers on events, activities, news, partnership schemes/programs, incidents, safety tips and much, much more.
Follow your local community fire station
Follow your local community fire station, where they will be giving updates on their daily activities as wholetime or on-call firefighters. This will include information on when they are recruiting for new members of the team, incidents they attend, safety messages you can share with your friends and family and community events being held at the station.
Station's currently using Twitter:
- Launceston Community Fire Station - @LauncestonCFRS
- Newquay Community Fire Station - @NewquayCFRS
- Saltash Community Fire Station - @SaltashCFRS
- St. Austell Community Fire Station - @StAustellCFRS
Safer Cornwall (@SaferCornwall) is the statutory community safety partnership which covers Cornwall and is a collective of public, private and voluntary sector organisations, including Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, who have joined together with the aim to make Cornwall’s communities safer. You can follow their updates on a number of community safety issues from alcohol and street crime to domestic abuse, antisocial behaviour, drug misuse and arson.
Nelson (Cornwall's Fire Detection Dog)
Nelson (@Nelson_FireDog) is Cornwall’s fire detection dog who loves to use his 'woofberry' (dog version of the blackberry mobile phone) to tweet about his role in the fire service, his love of tennis balls and all things animal related. He has a wide following of other tweeting dogs who will often have you howling with laughter. Aimed at dog lovers of all ages, Nelson will give you an insight into his role in the fire service and what it's like being Cornwall's number one sniffer of ignitable liquids.
Follow the Phoenix Project (@PhoenixProject4) for regular updates on this community initiative and all their upcoming activities, news and events.
Learn 2 Live
Firefighter Darren Berrey (@Learn2Live_Fire) has set up his Twitter feed to inform his followers about his role with Learn 2 Live - a live testimonial of what it's like to deal with the aftermath of a road traffic collision.
Cornwall's Vehicle Extrication Team
Follow Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service's very own vehicle extrication team (@CornwallRTC) for the latest news on their progress at competitions and training.
Chief Fire Officer
A personalised insight into the role of Cornwall’s Chief Fire Officer (CFO) and Director of Community Safety and Protection – Des Tidbury (@CornwallCFO). If you’d like to hear more about what the Chief of Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service gets involved with work wise, his thoughts about the Service and wider Council directorate, he’s the one to follow.
Deputy Chief Fire Officer
Similar to the Cornwall’s CFO, the Deputy Chief Fire Officer (DCFO) and Head of Community Safety - Paul Walker (@CornwallDCFO) is tweeting about the Service and all that’s going on from his role.
Follow Updates from an operational officer -at Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service - Group Manager Mark Hewitt (@GM_MarkHewitt)
Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service on Facebook
Partner to the twitter account the CFRS Facebook page is to inform and actively engage with its followers. It's a place to find out everything that’s going on within the Service which also links through to other areas of interest within the council and partners. This Facebook page is also a place for followers to contact us, share photos and express their views or ask us a question.
early learning fire safety (elfs) resource
elfs, (which stands for early learning fire safety) has been developed by CFRS specifically for educators who work with children aged between two and five years old, addressing the key areas within the Early Years Foundation Stages' (EYFS). The elfs facebook page is an area for people to leave feedback and share their experiences, photos and artwork. All the latest developments and news will be posted to the page to keep its users informed of any developments.
Flashpoint LIfeskills Centre
Flashpoint is an exciting interactive learning centre, working primarily within education facilities highlighting safety risks and how to avoid them through practical exercises and examples. The page is to keep all who follow up to date on latest events or planned activities should they wish to get involved, also facts, top tips, and links and information from relevant partners.