Your Local Fire Crews of Aberdare Community Fire Station responded to over 947 calls between 1st April 2008 and 31st March 2009, ranging from grass fires, Road Traffic Collisions, to domestic property fires. The dedication of your local crews ensured all incidents where dealt with professionally at all times.
In-addition to responding to calls, your local fire fighters visited 720 homes where free smoke alarms were fitted and advice given to members of our community 'free of charge'. A target has been set for the year 2009-10 for crews to increase the number of homes visited to 994. Your Fire Fighters visited 29 schools in the community educating our children to the dangers of fire. Crews will work with our communities to ensure everyone has equal access to our free education and smoke alarms service, to ensure all people in our communities are safe from fire.
Aberdare Community Station is your local Station. If you need any fire safety advice, smoke alarms fitted in your home, or if you are a local community group who would benefit from our resources, then please contact the Station Commander, Jason Evans on 01443 232491. Alternatively, you may book a free home fire safety check on our web link or by calling the following number free 0800 1691234.
45 uniformed staff comprising of 28 Wholetime Firefighters working in 4 Watches (Red, Green, Blue, White) and 17 Retained Firefighters. A Station Manager is in overall charge.
Aberdare Fire Station is located close to the old market town of Aberdare in the upper part of the Cynon Valley. The Station provides fire cover for a population of approx 90,000 in an area of some 30 square miles. Included in this are the electoral wards of:
Aberdare Fire Station has been on its current site since 1967 and serves the people of the Cynon Valley within the boundaries of R.C.T. The station is located close to the town centre, but with easy access to both the A470 trunk road to the south and the A465 Heads of the Valley trunk road to the north.