Tonypandy Fire Station serves the historic town of Tonypandy in the Rhondda Fawr Valley and thirteen other villages including Pentre, Porth, Trebanog and Penrhiwfer. The estimated population of the Station area is 51,000. The Station also provides secondary fire cover to the retained Station areas of Treorchy, Porth, Gilfach Goch and Ferndale.
Tonypandy Fire Station serves a large number of residential properties, both traditional and new-build homes; retail outlets; and a number of industrial areas developed on reclaimed brown field sites along the length of the valley. The Station area also contains large areas of densely planted Forestry Enterprise land and vast tracts of grass and heath land.
Station personnel at Tonypandy are actively working in an attempt to make our Community a better and safer place to live in. By working with local Community and Partnership Groups we are hoping to achieve a reduction in the number of fires that occur, and consequently reduce the number of fire deaths and injuries, as well as reducing the damage caused to property and the environment.
If you require any fire safety advice, or if you are a local community group who feel that you would benefit from our resources or services, then please contact the Station Commander 01443 232000.
We provide free Home Fire Safety Checks and smoke detectors for all dwellings in the community. Telephone free on 0800 169 1234, contact the station to arrange your visit or complete the online registration form – it could save your life!
Continued support to the “Scorched Earth” and “Wildfire” projects in the Rhondda, incorporating partnership working with Police, Community Groups and Forestry Enterprises.
Tonypandy Young Firefighters Group meets every Thursday evening at the Station.
Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
Continued development of strong anti-arson message with the media and working with local Partnerships and Community Groups
Staff45 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.
• Road Traffic Collision reduction education with young people at secondary schools. • Road safety work with partner agencies to reduce deaths and injuries on the roads• Free home fire Safety checks installing smoke detectors and offering safety advice in our communities. • Visits to factories, hospitals and industrial sites on a regular basis to maintain our local risk knowledge. • Conduct local arson vulnerability assessments. • School education visits to all key stage 1 + 2 children• Proactive work with partners to reduce deliberate grass fires in the Rhondda area