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Polruan Community Fire Station

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Polruan Community Fire Station
Cornwall, PL23 1QR 

Telephone: 01726 870248

Staff training night: Wednesday 7pm - 9pm

View a map of Polruan showing the location of the community fire station.

Polruan is an on-call community fire station.

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.

Incident Statistics

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

Firefighters from Polruan community fire station help people by not only providing fire cover in their community, but by providing a first response in medical care, through partnership with South West Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SWASFT). Co-responders assist the local community and West Country Ambulance in ensuring prompt first assistance medical treatment is given to people living in isolated areas. Find out more about their co-responder role

The crew at Polruan participate largely in community fire safety, home fire safety checks and fitting smoke alarms - free of charge. They also organise visits to the station for school children and playgroups.  Whenever possible we will attend local events and fetes to pass on community fire safety advice and information.

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

Polruan 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.

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

In addition to the village of Polruan, the fire appliance provides a first response to:

Essa, Lanteglos Highways, Whitecross, Bodinnick, Mixtow, Lanreath, Pont, Penpoll, Tencreek, Lansallos, Churchtown, Carneggan, Trethake, Tencreek, Highgate, Trenewan, Peakeswater

The Lanteglos area, outside the village of Polruan, consists of numerous little hamlets and remote dwellings where access can be difficult. When the Polruan team are called to emergencies outside of the village, they have to travel along narrow lanes for a minimum of 3 miles before reaching a proper highway. 

The following are also considered a 'special risk' in the Polruan area:

  • Tom's Boatyard
  • Brazen Island (Fowey Harbour Commissioners works hop and maintenance facility)
  • Fowey Harbour (also covered by Polruan Fire Station)

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.