About Poynton Fire Station

Poynton fire station is situated in the North East corner of Cheshire. Our location puts us very close to the border with Greater Manchester and Derbyshire.

Poynton is staffed by firefighters who work on the retained duty system (RDS). This means that staff are not required to be at the fire station to await an emergency call. Instead, all firefighters carry a pocket alerter which alerts them to an incident.

When a firefighter is on call he or she must be within a maximum of 5 minutes of the fire station and must respond immediately when a call is received. Poynton provides the same level of response as a full time station. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Emergency services' hub

On Monday 13th January 2014 Poynton Fire Station was transformed into a new emergency services' hub - the first of its kind in Cheshire.

Firefighters based at the Station were joined by staff from Cheshire Constabulary and North West Ambulance Service in a bid to create a more efficient service.

Station location

The current station was built in 1968. It was opened on 8th October 1968 by Alderman H J S Dewes, Chairman of Cheshire County Council. Prior to this, the old fire station was located behind Poynton Community Centre. The old building still stands today and is home to a model railway club.

The position of the current station gives good access to all areas of Poynton, and also access to major roads towards neighbouring station areas. Poynton's appliance covers the areas of Poynton, Adlington and Disley. It also provides assistance to Wilmslow, Macclesfield and Bollington. Poynton will assist over the border in Greater Manchester or Derbyshire when required.

Home Safety Assessment (Fire Service visit)

We are currently completing free home fire safety checks for local residents and also fitting free smoke alarms where needed.

Our firefighters and advocates go out to homes and check homes from a safety point of view and give advice about fire safety in the home including the importance of:

  • making an escape plan in the case of fire

  • taking safety precautions every night before going to bed.

  • free smoke alarms will also be fitted (if needed) with an explanation on how to maintain it correctly.

Arrange a home safety assessment

Carry out your own fire safety check

You can now do your own home safety check (online).  It takes 5 minutes to check your home. 5 minutes that could save your families lives.

Do the online 'home safety check'

Last updated: Monday 07 September 2015

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new emergency service’s hub in Poynton
The sign outside the new emergency service’s hub in Poynton