About Penketh Fire Station

Penketh Fire Station was officially opened by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs MBE on Thursday 2nd February in front of an audience of local councillors, Cheshire Fire Authority members, invited guests and children from St Vincent's Primary School.

During his speech the Lord Lieutenant asked for help to unveil the plaque, inviting 9-year old Ellie Smythe and 8-year old Thomas Davies from St Vincent's to assist him, an unexpected honour they were delighted to accept.

Guests, which included the Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor for UK Government, Peter Holland CBE, were then treated to a practical demonstration by Penketh’s new wholetime and on-call firefighters and St Vincent's pupils were given an in-depth tour of the fire engine with just a small taste of what being a firefighter is like when the crews showed them how to use a hose reel jet.

Penketh Fire Station will help to fulfil the Service’s mission of becoming a safer Cheshire and continuing to reduce rates of death and injury from fire and other emergencies. The building is also unique in that it is Cheshire’s first station to have  a sedum rooftop which complements the existing greenery of the location and enhance the building’s sustainable credentials.

After the official proceedings the station was open to anyone who wanted a tour of the community's new facility, with over 50 people meeting the firefighters and being shown around the engine bay, watch room, cadet and community rooms.

Image shows left to right: Chief Fire and Rescue Advisor for UK Government Peter Holland CBE, Chair of Cheshire Fire Authority Cllr Bob Rudd, Ellie Smythe, David Briggs MBE HM Lord-Lieutenant for Cheshire, Chief Fire Officer Paul Hancock, Thomas Davies.

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Penketh fire station opening (opens in new window)

Last updated: Friday 31 March 2017