Widnes Fire Station History

Widnes fire station was built in1959 and officially opened on 12th NOV 1960 by the RT HON LORD COZENS HARDY JP DL.

The fire station was part of Lancashire County Fire Brigade until the change over on 1st April 1974.

The station (C54 Widnes) was wholetime/retained for many years. In 1974, following local reorganisation, it became one appliance wholetime, one retained and an emergency tender.

In 1989 the station made two appliances wholetime.

During 2002 work started on the building of the Community Fire Safety Centre that now facilitates community safety across Halton and areas of Vale Royal.

Over the years the Widnes fire station has been the home of many an officer. Currently across the country there are several ex-Widnes firefighters who have been promoted to Chief Fire Officer or Principal Officer.

Last updated: Friday 02 December 2016