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.
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