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Falmouth Community Fire Station
Falmouth is currently recruiting On-Call Firefighters!
Call the Fire Recruitment Hotline on: 01872 323685 if you would like an application pack.
View our community fire and rescue service events page for a full list of activities taking place this year across the county.
Falmouth Community Fire Station (View map)
Cornwall, TR11 2LQ
Telephone: 01326 212412
Staff training night (On-Call
Thursday 6.30pm - 8.30pm
About the Station
Falmouth Community Fire Station is a wholetime staffed station, with 24hr emergency response being provided by four watches, (Black, Blue, Red and White), which is complimented with an On-Call Crew. It is also home to the Business Fire Safety department where an Officer is on hand to give advice or deal with any fire safety related problem.
The Fire and Emergency Support Service (FESS) unit, which is supplied and funded by the British Red Cross, is crewed by dedicated volunteers that will respond from Falmouth Fire Station offering support to the entire county. Find out more about volunteering in COrnwall for the Fire and Emergency Support Service.
The Phoenix Project is also based at Falmouth Community Fire Station, which provides an opportunity for children and young parents to build confidence and gain team building skills.
Find out how often Falmouth On-Call Firefighters are called out to assist the Fire and Rescue Service:
Community Schemes and Initiatives
Falmouth's firefighters continue to provide 'Free Home Fire Safety' visits giving domestic fire safety advice at your doorstep. This process also offers the free installation and maintenance of smoke alarms to people that do not have one.
Free educational resource
Falmouth Community Fire Station have a unique resource called early learning fire safety - elfs, which is available to borrow free of charge by all early years establishments (including: nurseries, pre-schools, child minder's). You can find out more information by visiting our page on early learning fire safety - elfs and how to borrow elfs from Falmouth Community Fire Station.
The Station responds to national campaigns by visiting events, clubs and schools. They regularly host open days each year and hold an annual firework display, which takes place each year. The display raises money for local charities plus awareness at the event on fire safety issues.
For upcoming events, view the page on Community Fire and Rescue Events. You might also be interested in the Trident Challenge (an annual event arranged by Falmouth Firefighters) where you can find view the results of the 2012 Trident Challenge.
Each watch works on initiatives such as shore side cleanups, road traffic collision awareness programmes for teenagers, working alongside the RNLI, talking with student groups on and off campus and open days for all.
If you would like to enquire about arranging a visit for your playgroup or other relevant organisation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0300 1234 232.
Book on Blue Watch
In June 2009, a book was produced on Blue Watch at Falmouth. It was created over seven months by Jon Cherry who worked closely with the Falmouth firefighters, who visited them twice a week for twenty-one weeks. The Blue Watch book is a selection of photographs from Jon's visual journey in and around the station. Rather than simply `documenting the experience', Jonathan began to make photographs in response to what he was experiencing. It was this notion of responding to his experience that highlights his way of seeing things. The sense of anticipation at the station is drowned out by the slowness and stillness of waiting. Through the medium of photography, Jonathan has made images which awaken the senses to see the details and clarity in the small things, those day to day moments which often go unnoticed.
Area covered by Falmouth Fire Station
The Station provides Fire and Rescue cover to Falmouth, however the operational support vehicle is used all over the county, which is utilised in flooding or the control of Firefighters at large incidents.
In addition to this, Falmouth fire appliances provide a first response cover to a number of towns and villages including:
Penryn, Mylor, Flushing, Constantine, Mawnan Smith, Budock Water, Mabe, Ponsanooth, Perranwell Station, Perranarworthal, Stithians.
There are a number of special risks in the Falmouth and Penryn area with the largest being the Docks, which present numerous hazards and risks. There are a large number of hotels and residences for tourist accommodation, which provide an increased risk particularly in the summer season; Falmouth becomes the largest tourist destination on the south coast of Cornwall.
In addition to the above, there are also many manufacturing premises in the area which pose a risk; these are mainly located in the industrial parks in and around Falmouth and Penryn. Another major risk that we provide an operational response to, is the combined University of Cornwall (that is situated in Penryn) and the Falmouth College of Arts.
For Cornwall's full fleet list of vehicles, view our page on facts and figures.
Contacting the Station
Any general enquiries should be directed to: 0300 1234 232
Or for 24 hour Fire Safety Advice call free on: 0800 3581 999
View our information on Dialling 999 in an emergency.