Falmouth Community Fire Station
Last updated: 09/01/2014
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Falmouth is currently recruiting On-Call
Call the Fire Recruitment Hotline on: 01872
323685 if you would like an application pack.
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about being an On-Call Firefighter (Retained).
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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
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
Find out more information on the Phoenix Project and our
other Community Intiatives.
Find out how often Falmouth On-Call Firefighters are called out to assist
the Fire and Rescue Service:
activity % of incidents between 9-5 Monday to Sunday and number of
incidents each month per station
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.
Register for a Free Home Fire Safety Check online or for
more information about them, visit the Fire
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
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
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 email@example.com 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.
Find out more details about the Blue Watch book
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
In addition to this, Falmouth fire appliances provide a
first response cover to a number of towns and villages
Penryn, Mylor, Flushing, Constantine, Mawnan Smith, Budock
Water, Mabe, Ponsanooth, Perranwell Station, Perranarworthal,
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
Contacting the Station
Any general enquiries should be directed to: 0300 1234
Or for 24 hour Fire Safety
Advice call free on: 0800 3581 999
View our information on Dialling 999 in an emergency.
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