Alsager Fire Station opening

alsager fire station3Alsager’s new Community Fire Station will be officially opened on Friday 7th August 2015 at 11:00am.

The fire station has been built as part of a comprehensive plan to improve response times across Cheshire. Guidelines say firefighters are expected to reach house fires and road accidents within 10 minutes of a 999 call but that was difficult in Alsager because crews were sent from Sandbach or Crewe. Following a major public consultation, a wide-ranging Emergency Response Programme was agreed in principle which involved building some new fire stations which included Alsager. The site in Brookhouse Road was identified to build the new Community Fire Station to speed up reponse times in the locality and a public consultation showed that the vast majority of respondents (95%) supported the plans. Alsager Fire Station will be an on call fire station which means it is staffed by on-call firefighters who will have other main jobs as well. Following recruitment last October 11 crew have been taken on who have been in training on drill nights at Congleton Fire Station and are now ready to start in Alsager.

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