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Penzance Community Fire Station
Cornwall, TR18 3DX
Staff education night (on-call): Wednesday 7pm - 9pm
About the Station
Penzance Community Fire Station is every single day Staffed Station, with crisis reaction becoming supplied by two entire time watches (Green Watch and Orange Watch) throughout the day between 07:00 hours and 19:00 hours, with response by on-call firefighters during the night.
Station task % of incidents between 9-5 Monday to Sunday and few incidents monthly per station
We frequently invite neighborhood schools, nurseries and youth groups to the place for neighborhood security speaks plus performing no-cost home fire security checks.
Sign up for a free home fire safety check online or even for extra information, visit the Fire protection web page.
Penzance Community Fire Station have a distinctive resource known as early learning fire safety (elfs), which can be available to borrow totally free by all early years establishments (including: nurseries, pre-schools, son or daughter minder's). Available out additional information at our page on elfs and exactly how to borrow the resource from a residential district fire section in Cornwall.
Brief History of the Station
There Was research your citizens of Penzance had concerned themselves about fire arrangements as soon as 1743, when A Fire Engine and twelve leather buckets were supplied by the Penzance Corporation at a cost of 10 shillings and 6 pence (approx £10).
The fire-engine ended up being replaced in 1774 additionally the sunlight Insurance added £5 towards the price.
The strategy used by the brigade towards mid-nineteenth century for obtaining liquid for fire-fighting arrived under severe critique from the Inspector of Public Health, while the treatment was to let loose the water from the reservoir at the top of Causeway visit run through the roads, it then becoming damned by sandbags close to the fire. This method, in addition to being inconvenient, caused security to those inhabitants who were not close to the offer.
Early documents reveal the very first motorised fire-engine had been provided by Mr. R.F. Bolitho in 1927, the old steam-engine becoming directed at the neighbouring fire brigade at Marazion. The Bolitho family members had also shown significant interest in Penzance Fire Brigade affairs for quite some time before this time. For this time, the volunteer brigade at Penzance included offering members of the local constabulary have been expected to undertake this act as section of their particular typical tasks.
Through the war, the fire solution had been nationalised and the Penzance Fire Brigade became an element of the National Fire Service.
From the 1 April 1948, Cornwall County Fire Brigade had been formed and because that time, Penzance has provided protection to your city and its own surrounding area.
The station moved from past location during the Mennaye soccer ground to its current location at St. Clare on 18 September 1976.
Region covered by Penzance Facility
The area included in Penzance Station includes St. Buryan to the west, St. Erth towards the east and Long lows towards the north of Newmill. The two satellite stations giving cover away from Penzance's location are St. Only and St. Ives.
There are numerous major dangers included in the fire teams at Penzance, St. Michaels Mount and western Cornwall Hospital becoming two of these.