Pencoed Fire Station can be found mid way between Wales’ two largest cities of Cardiff and Swansea. The town of Pencoed nestles in the Ewenny Valley; it straddles the M4 motorway at junction 35. Pencoed Fire Station serves the town of Pencoed, and the surrounding villages of Heol-y-Cyw, Brynna, Coychurch and the motorway between junctions 34 and 36.
The population of Pencoed is approximately 11,832 of which approximately 5,066 are residential and 277 are non residential.
Pencoed Fire Station lies parallel to the main London to Swansea rail link and serves a various range of industries, businesses and residential properties. The residential areas vary from low social economic multi occupancy to larger housing in the more affluent area.
Pencoed Fire Station has undertaken a number of initiatives within its local community. The introduction of fire safety to the key stage one and two children in all the local schools. Also the introduction of School Arson Vulnerability Assessments (SAVA) to all local schools thus ensuring the safety and well being of all children within the area. The crew also carry out Home Fire Safety Checks at local residents homes to ensure that homes within the area are aware of fire safety.
As well as being retained Firefighters, the personnel within the Pencoed station, work in a variety of industries within their primary employment, such as Firefighters for Cardiff International Airport, FireFighters for St. Athans, Rockwool and many more.
Pencoed Fire Station was opened on 10th October 1960 by County Alderman Mervyn Payne, member and past Chairman of the County Fire Service Committee. A number of the present crew members of the Station have followed in the footsteps of their fathers and are pursuing a career in the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service.