Deeside Fire Station
Chester Road East
- Tel: 01244 813512
Deeside is a wholetime station with four wholetime watches
(Blue, White Green and Red) and one Retained Duty System (RDS)
Geographical Area covered:
Deeside and surrounding parishes. Due to their location near to
the Cheshire border, Deeside crews also attend a number of cross
Sites of Risk:
DeesideIndustrial park- one of the largest Industrial parks of
its kind inEurope.
There are also a number of large factories including
Airbus,Toyotaand Shotton Paper and three power stations.
Here are a few of the more unusual calls attended by
firefighters based at Deeside Fire Station:
May 2009 - Alyn Skips
This was the first time the mass decontamination kit was used in
20 Polish workers were decontaminated using the Incident
Response Unit after two chemicals were mixed together in error
within one of the skips.
February 2009 - Woman fell down into mineshaft in
A woman was walking down her driveway when it suddenly collapsed
to reveal a mineshaft beneath. Crews used a ladder, harness and
lines to haul her to safety.
May 2009 - Woman with head stuck in cat flap, Connah's
Crews had to cut the door away to free the woman who had got
stuck while trying to get her boyfriend's attention as she was
October 2009 -Silver River Takeaway
Crews rescued a family of six from a flat above a takeaway where
a well developed fire was spreading from the bottom of the stairs.
No one was injured.
December 2009 - Man impaled on radiator valve, Connah's
Crews were called to an elderly man who had stumbled and impaled
his arm onto a radiator valve. The valve was embedded deeply and
the surgeon who attended could not remove it, so the crew had to
drain the system and cut up the pipework so that the man could be
freed and taken to hospital.
February 2011 - Shotton Social Club
150 people were evacuated from their homes following a fire at
this Islamic centre.
The crews were faced with a fully developed fire and were
successful in stopping the fire from spreading to the neighbouring
June 2011 -PembertonCastle,Cheshire
Crews were called to assist at this incident over the
Cheshireborder where 30 appliances were in attendance.
Deeside Fire Station was opened on 19th March 1964 by Mr. A.V
Thomas who was Her Majesty's Inspector of Fire Services. The
opening ceremony was also attended by the Flintshire Chief Fire
Officer JHW Strange MBE. The station was moved fromChurch Streetin
Connah's Quay to it's current location, which is shared with
Deeside Ambulance Station, to improve attendance times for the
expanding industries in the area.
Work in the community:
Deeside crews organise an annual fireworks extravaganza to raise
funds for local charities, and take part in a variety of events to
raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity, including the national
car wash which takes place twice a year.
Firefighters also host regular visits to the station by local
groups of youngsters such as the beavers and scouts.