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Colwyn Bay

Colwyn Bay Fire Station
 
Address:
Abergele RoadColwyn Bay
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8AA
 
Tel: 01492 532030

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Red Watch

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Crewing details:

Colwyn Bay is a day crewed wholetime station with two wholetime watches (Blue and Red) and one Retained Duty System (RDS) watch.

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 incident.

Sites of Risk:

Mochdre Industrial Estate, North Wales Police HQ, Quinton Hazell, Carbo Plastics, Numerous hotels, the A55 and the Conwy tunnel.

Memorable Calls:

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 Building

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 survived.

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 kit.


Station History: 

Colwyn Bay Fire Station was originally a member of the Denbighshire and Montgomeryshire Fire Service, changing to Clwyd in 1974.

Previously based on Ivy streetsharing premises with the ambulance service,ColwynBaystation has been at its current location since 1955.

Work in the community:

Staff from Colwyn Bay Fire Station take part in numerous fundraising activities for charity, including a recent bike ride acrossWales.

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.

 

 

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