Whitchurch Fire Station

Whitchurch Fire Station 

Whitchurch fire station is one of nineteen wholetime stations in the South Wales fire and Rescue Service, and serves the main village of Whitchurch in Cardiff and the surrounding communities of Rhiwbina, Heath, Thornhill, Llanishen, Llandaff North, Tongwynlais and Radyr.

Our mission is to make the communities in which we serve the safest place to live, work and visit. The estimated population Whitchurch serves is approximately 80000, covering an area of 6000 hectares. Due to our specialist appliance the “Foam Tender” we are also required to serve the whole of the South Wales Fire and Rescue area when required.

Whitchurch Fire Station is situated in north Cardiff, close to the busy A470, A48 and M4, the main roads leading into Cardiff city.

As well as many large residential areas, Whitchurch Fire Station serves major hospitals including the University Hospital of Wales, Velindre Hospital and Whitchurch Hospital; a number of major supermarkets; numerous student accommodation blocks; and several industrial estates.

As a community station Whitchurch fire station is proud to have an open door policy with its surrounding community, and are regularly visited and entertain people of all ages.


Whitchurch Fire Station has 29 uniformed staff comprising of 4 watches of 7 (red, blue, green, white) and a Station Manager.

Community Initiatives and Station Events

  • Young firefighters award scheme.
  • Road Traffic Collision reduction courses on station and at secondary schools.
  • Free home fire risk checks installing smoke detectors in our communities.
  • 22 Visits to factories, hospitals and industrial sites on a regular basis to maintain our local risk knowledge.
  • Conduct local arson vulnerability assessments.
  • 33 school visits key stage 1 + 2 per annum.
  • Attend approximately 30 local fetes per year
  • Assist putting lights and decorations up through Whitchurch village every Xmas.
  • Annual bonfire night display at the station grounds that attracts thousands from the local community and grows more popular every year. This event alone provides an ideal opportunity for making the communities we serve aware of fire safety by signage and leaflets. It also raises a lot of money for local charities and the fire service benevolent fund.
  • Give fire safety advice to 5,000 fresher students each year

Station Address

Heol y Nant
CF14 6BS

Station Overview

Type: Wholetime
Personnel: 29

1 x Water Ladder

1 x Foam Tender

1 x Confined Space Vehicle

1 x Detection Investigation Monitoring

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Page Last Updated on 05/10/2015