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Launceston Community Fire Station

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Launceston Community Fire Station, Hurdon Road, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9LR

Telephone: 01566 772203

Staff training night: Wednesday 7pm - 9.30pm

View a detailed map of Launceston, showing the location of the community fire station.

Launceston Community Fire Station covers the largest station ground of any Cornish fire station. Owing to the stations close proximity to the Devon / Cornwall border, it also acts as first attendance to a large part of North and West Devon. Overall, the station covers well over 200 square miles spread over both counties.

The past few years have seen a massive increase in house building in the town with more yet to come.

The A30 road which passes through the station ground generates many transport related incidents for the station each year. Other busy routes which pass through the station ground are the A388, A395 and B3254 roads.

The River Tamar flows through the station ground and causes problems with flooding of which a number of serious incidents have occurred over the years.

We welcome applications from anyone interested in becoming an on-call firefighter. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to an assessment interview (regardless of whether there is a vacancy at the station or not). Suitable applicants will be invited to the (twice yearly) assessment centres and if successful they will be placed in the Talent Pool to be selected for progression to the Approved to Ride Course as and when an appropriate vacancy at their Fire Station arises

For more information and to apply to become an on-call firefighter, please visit our Service Careers recruitment pages and/or call our Resourcing Team on 01872 323800.

View our community fire and rescue service events page for a full list of activities taking place this year across the county.

Find out how often Launceston on-call firefighters are called out to assist the Fire and Rescue Service:

Launceston Community Fire Station regularly invite local schools, nurseries and youth groups into the station for community safety talks as well as carrying out free home fire safety checks.

Register for a free home fire safety check online or for more information about them, visit the fire safety page.

Launceston Community Fire Station have a unique resource called early learning fire safety (elfs), which is available to borrow free of charge by all early years establishments (including: nurseries, pre-schools, child minder's). You can find out more information by visiting our page on elfs and how to borrow the resource from a community fire station in Cornwall.

Whenever possible the crew will attend local events and fetes to pass on community fire safety advice and information.

If you would like to enquire about arranging a visit for your playgroup or other relevant organisation please email or telephone 0300 1234 232

Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Ladycross, Laneast, Langore, Lewannick, Lawhitton, Lezant, Northill, North Petherwin, Pipers Pool, Polyphant, St. Stevens, South Petherwin, Trebursye, Trebullet, Tregeare, Tregadillet, Treneglos, Tresmeer, Tremain, Truscott, Trewen, Treween, Trewint, Werrington, Yeolmbridge, Broadwoodwidger (Devon), Lifton (Devon), St. Giles on the Heath (Devon).

  • Greystone Quarry.
  • Launceston Hospital.
  • Cold Northcott Windfarm.
  • Roadford Reservoir / Dam.
  • Three large industrial estates which include oil and gas installations.
  • Ambrossia Factory complex, Lifton.
  • A number of large country houses.
  • A number of care and nursing homes.

Any general enquiries should be directed to: 0300 1234 232

Or for 24 hour Fire Safety Advice call free on: 0800 3581 999

View our information on dialling 999 in an emergency.