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Deeside

Deeside Fire Station
 
Chester Road East
Deeside
CH5 1TD
Tel: 01244 813512

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Crewing:

Deeside is a wholetime station with four wholetime watches (Blue, White Green and Red) and one Retained Duty System (RDS) watch.

 

Geographical Area covered:

Deeside and surrounding parishes. Due to their location near to the Cheshire border, Deeside crews also attend a number of cross border incidents.

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.


Memorable Calls:

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 the UK.

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 driveway, Mancot

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 Quay

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 locked outside.

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 Quay

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 houses.

June 2011 -PembertonCastle,Cheshire

Crews were called to assist at this incident over the Cheshireborder where 30 appliances were in attendance.


Station History: 

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.

 

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