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St. Austell Community Fire Station

Station details

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Address:

St. Austell Community Fire Station, Carlyon Road, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4LD

Telephone: 01726 223620 

Staff training night: Thursday 6.15pm - 8.15pm

View a map of St. Austell showing the location of the community fire station.

St. Austell Community Fire Station is a day staffed station with emergency response being provided by two watches (Orange Watch and Green Watch) plus an on-call crew.

We welcome applications from anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to an assessment interview (regardless of whether there is a vacancy at the station or not). Suitable applicants will be invited to the (twice yearly) assessment centres and if successful they will be placed in the Talent Pool to be selected for progression to the Approved to Ride Course as and when an appropriate vacancy at their Fire Station arises

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

Find out how often St. Austell on-call firefighters are called out to assist the Fire and Rescue Service:

In addition to responding to National Campaigns, crews at St Austell frequently visit children's groups to talk about fire safety issues, carry out door to door free home fire safety visits to undertake checks and supply / fit free smoke alarms as required. They regularly attend local events to promote fire safety in the home. 

Register for a free home fire safety check online or for more information about them, visit the fire safety page.

St. Austell 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.

In June of each year the St. Austell Community Fire Station is host to Junior Lifeskills week. This is a multi-agency event where local school children visit the station and experience a wide range of safety related activities, from RNLI beach safety to fire safety in the home. The event runs for one week with over 600 children attending.

Following Lifeskills the station hosts its annual Open Day in aid of The Fire Fighters Charity. It is an opportunity for members of the community to visit the station, look at the appliances and equipment and participate in lots of fun activities. There are also personnel and vehicles from the other emergency services on display. These events are hugely successful with large sums of money being raised for a very worthwhile cause. 
To find out more information about our charity, visit The Fire Fighters Charity pages.

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.

In addition to the St. Austell area, fire appliances provide a first response to: Trewoon, Sticker, Bugle, Luxulyan, St Blazey, Carlyon Bay, Grampound.

There are a number of special risks in the St Austell area, the largest being the Eden Project.

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.