Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is managed by Cheshire Fire Authority. The Authority comprises councillors from our local communities of Cheshire, Halton and Warrington. The councillors make decisions on things like policy, finance and resources.
The Service is led by the Chief Fire Officer and the Service Management Team.
We have 28 fire stations staffed in a number of different ways to reflect local risks and demands, three community safety (home safety) centres, three community fire protection (business safety) offices, a safety centre in Lymm, an operational training centre and workshops at our Sadler Road site in Winsford along with a joint headquarters facility with Cheshire Constabulary in Winsford.
Our emergency call handling function is provided by North West Fire Control, based at Lingley Mere in Warrington. North West Fire Control is a collaboration between four fire and rescue services providing a control room operation for Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.
We respond to emergency incidents across the four unitary council areas of:
Cheshire West and Chester
We respond to all emergency calls from the public for assistance. Many emergency calls, however, are not to fires but to incidents where members of the community are trapped in vehicles following road traffic collisions, trapped in machinery, or trapped in less life threatening circumstances as well as being called to chemical spillages and toxic emissions.
We also deal with many other domestic situations such as flooding, storm damage, people unable to gain access to premises, animals in distress etc.
Along with dealing with incidents we also provide community safety advice, which help us to reduce risks and to improve the lives and safety of Cheshire’s residents and businesses.
Last updated: Monday, 10 July 2023