About Runcorn Fire Station

At Runcorn fire station as well as our regular training and attending incidents we are involved with:

Healthy hearts Runcorn Gym

This project is the refurbishment of the auxiliary building at Runcorn Community Fire Station to produce a modern gym facility complete with a mezzanine floor for additional space.

The new facility will be named Healthy Hearts Runcorn Gym and will be used by the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team as an outreach facility/gym for delivering fitness sessions for members of the public who have suffered with cardiac related illnesses.

The Phoenix Project

Personnel from all Watches at Runcorn fire station visit primary schools throughout Runcorn on a regular basis building relationships with the staff, pupils and parents.  This initiative is known as the Phoenix Project. This project aims to:

  • Reduce the number of nuisance fires in the Runcorn area by educating the community to make them aware of the consequences of fire setting

  • Reduce the number of assaults on firefighters and their equipment as the service will no longer be a faceless organisation

  • Reduce the number of false alarm calls in Runcorn by making the community aware of the risks to themselves and the firefighters

  • Reduce the number of accidental fires through education of the pupils and parents

  • Increase the uptake on Home Fire Assessments, the home fire safety check campaign

  • Obtain information on fire setters

  • Provide education and advice on road safety

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'

Halton Community Safety Partnership

This is a true partnership with the Police, local Authority, community groups and housing trusts meeting regularly to deal with all aspects of community safety and the funding of community safety initiatives. We are based in offices in Runcorn Old Town.

Halton Arson Task Force

A sub-group of Halton Community Safety recently set up to tackle arson in a more co-ordinated manner especially in relation to deliberate vehicle fires.

Bonfire initiative

This initiative was developed through and funded by the Halton Community Safety Partnership to identify and rapidly remove potential bonfire materials in the weeks preceding Bonfire Night.

Last updated: Thursday 10 September 2015