Colwyn Bay Fire Station
- Tel: 01492 532030
Colwyn Bay is a day crewed wholetime station with two wholetime
watches (Blue and Red) and one Retained Duty System (RDS)
Geographical Area covered:
From Glan Conwy in the West to Llanddulas in the east and Betws yn
Rhos in the south.
Colwyn Bay crews also cover the whole of the region when the
specialist technical rescue equipment is required at an
Sites of Risk:
Mochdre Industrial Estate, North Wales Police HQ, Quinton
Hazell, Carbo Plastics, Numerous hotels, the A55 and the Conwy
1995 - 1996- Rescue of Zimba the Elephant
Crews were called to Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo to help lift
arthritic elephant Zimba back onto her feet a number of times. This
was before the specialist equipment and training and the crew had
to make the best of the basic equipment available.
2008 - Fire at North Wales Police Headquarters
Crews were called to fire in the roof of the North Wales Police
headquarters building inColwynBay. The fire was well developed upon
arrival and all the staff had to be evacuated. There was also a
considerable media presence on site.
2009 - Triple Fatal RTC in Penmaenhead
Crews were called to a road traffic collision (RTC) involving
two vehicles. The elderly driver of one car had died on impact. A
young driver and passenger of the second car had to be cut out of
their vehicle but sadly also died. Another young passenger
2009 -Rescue of horse from mud in Gronant
This was the first animal rescue undertaken with all the new
equipment. The crew was at the site for five hours, on one of the
hottest days of the year - but the horse was released without
injury and the incident proved the effectiveness of the new
Colwyn Bay Fire Station was originally a member of the
Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire Fire Service, changing to Clwyd in
Previously based on Ivy streetsharing premises with the
ambulance service,ColwynBaystation has been at its current location
Work in the community:
Staff from Colwyn Bay Fire Station take part in numerous
fundraising activities for charity, including a recent bike ride
The Duke of Edinburgh Award bases a module at the station three
times a year.
Pass plus courses are also held on site and the station hosts an
annual open day.
Colwyn Bay Fire Station staff also set up and run an annual
fireworks display at EiriasPark.