Launceston Community Fire Station

Launceston is currently recruiting On-Call Firefighters!

For more information and to apply to become an On-Call Firefighter, please visit our Fire Careers recruitment pages and/or call our Resourcing Team on 01872 323800.

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View our community fire and rescue service events page for a full list of activities taking place this year across the county.

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Address:
Launceston Community Fire Station
Hurdon Road
Launceston
Cornwall, PL15 9LR

Telephone: 01566 772203

Staff training night:
Wednesday 7pm - 9pm

View a detailed map of Launceston, showing the location of the community fire station.

Launceston Community Fire Station covers the largest station ground of any Cornish fire station. Owing to the stations close proximity to the Devon / Cornwall border, it also acts as first attendance to a large part of North and West Devon. Overall, the station covers well over 200 square miles spread over both counties.

The past few years have seen a massive increase in house building in the town with more yet to come.

The A30 road which passes through the station ground generates many transport related incidents for the station each year. Other busy routes which pass through the station ground are the A388, A395 and B3254 roads.

The River Tamar flows through the station ground and causes problems with flooding of which a number of serious incidents have occurred over the years.

Find out how often Launceston On-Call Firefighters are called out to assist the Fire and Rescue Service:

Monthly station activity of incidents for 2015 – 2016

Launceston Community Fire Station regularly invite local schools, nurseries and youth groups into the station for community safety talks as well as carrying out free home fire safety checks.

Register for a Free Home Fire Safety Check online or for more information about them, visit the Fire Safety page.

Launceston 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 elfs and how to borrow the resource from a community fire station in Cornwall.

Whenever possible the crew will attend local events and fetes to pass on community fire safety advice and information. They have also become involved with the Phoenix Project and have assisted the Local Rotary Club in sending old fire appliances to Kosovo and Bosnia. The station also works closely with Launceston College on their Applied Science course, for year 10 and 11 pupils.

If you would like to enquire about arranging a visit for your playgroup or other relevant organisation please email fire@cornwall.gov.uk or telephone 0300 1234 232

Launceston is an on-call fire station, staffed by:

  • 1 Station Manager
  • 1 Watch Manger 
  • 2 Crew Managers
  • 16 Firefighters

Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Ladycross, Laneast, Langore, Lewannick, Lawhitton, Lezant, Northill, North Petherwin, Pipers Pool, Polyphant, St. Stevens, South Petherwin, Trebursye, Trebullet, Tregeare, Tregadillet, Treneglos, Tresmeer, Tremain, Truscott, Trewen, Treween, Trewint, Werrington, Yeolmbridge, Broadwoodwidger (Devon), Lifton (Devon), St. Giles on the Heath (Devon).

  • Greystone Quarry.
  • Launceston Hospital.
  • Cold Northcott Windfarm.
  • Roadford Reservoir / Dam.
  • Three large industrial estates which include oil and gas installations.
  • Ambrossia Factory complex, Lifton.
  • A number of large country houses.
  • A number of care and nursing homes.

For Cornwall's full fleet list of vehicles, view our page on facts and figures

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.