Events and Campaigns

Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety Service hold many community events and campaigns throughout the year. 

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In addition to the below events, we have regular training courses available to book from our external training provider Phoenix Services.

View a list of all our upcoming training courses, including fire warden,

April

26 April - Annual Charity Rugby Match - RNLI v Fire Service, 6.30pm - 11pm

This years charity rugby match played between the RNLI and Fire Service will be a Friday night fixture under the floodlights at the Mennaye in Penzance - 18.30 kick off. Please spread the word to players and supporters; we want to build on the great success of the previous years.

May

29 April - 5 May - Drowning Prevention and Water Safety week 

The National Chief's Fire Council's (NFCC) Drowning Prevention and Water Safety campaign aims to raise awareness of the risk of accidental drowning.  This year the campaign will run from 29 April – 5 May. The NFCC is a member of the National Water Safety forum and is committed to the National Drowning Prevention Strategy which aims to cut water-related deaths by 50 per cent by 2026. 

Drowning is amongst the leading causes of accidental death in the UK. We want to make people safer by making them aware of the risks and dangers when around water, what to do if they fall into water and how to help someone who is in trouble in water. 

In 2017, 255 people accidentally drowned in the UK; 100 people were found to have drugs or alcohol in their system.  In 50% of these accidental deaths people weren’t even taking part in water-based activities. With statistics showing that 106 people who accidentally drowned in 2017, were simply running or walking near water. 

Men also account for the greatest number of deaths from accidental drowning. 

NFCC is calling for universities to speak to students about water safety, particularly as many will be in new or unfamiliar surroundings.

Find out more about the National Chief's Fire Council (NFCC) Drowning Prevention and Water Safety week 

You can view more community safety events from the Safer Cornwall Facebook events page, which focuses on staying safe and is supported by a range of organisations.

Now part of the Cornwall Multi-Terrain Race Series, the Bodmin Half Marathon is an annual charity event which takes runners from Bodmin College into the grounds of the National Trust’s Lanhydrock Estate for two hilly laps offering stunning views. This year’s chosen charity is the Fire Fighters Charity.