skip to content

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Cannock Fire Station Goes 24/7

Cannock firefighters are set to switch to full-time 24/7 cover from September 1st.

“It was great to see both young and old members of staff sharing their memories of their career at Cannock and we look forward to welcoming the 14 new firefighters to their roles at Cannock Fire Station.”

The current day crewing system involves firefighters working from the station during the day and then responding from their home address, with five minutes, at night. From  September, the Fire Station will be crewed 24 hours a day, seven days and week and there will be a total of 44 firefighters based there – 28 wholetime and 16 retained.

Assistant Area Commander for Cannock, Ian Broadhead said: “Cannock has grown over the years, it is now more built up and there is more industry. The risk profile of the area has changed and so we needed to change the crewing to reflect this. Firefighters will now work both day and night shifts from the station.”

Current and past staff have already celebrated the last 47 years of Cannock Fire Station at Bridgtown Social Club at an event earlier in August to commemorate the day crewed shift pattern Cannock Fire Station currently follows.

Cannock Firefighter, Graham Degg who has clocked up 35 years service, with 27 of those being at Cannock said: “The event was a great success with many staff attending, including members of staff who retired some time ago now.

“It was great to see both young and old members of staff sharing their memories of their career at Cannock and we look forward to welcoming the 14 new firefighters to their roles at Cannock Fire Station.”

Cannock Fire Station opened as a day crewed fire station in 1963 and over 100 firefighters have supported their local community during this period. Firefighters will move into the brand new community fire station being built at Cannock in the New Year. The existing station will then be demolished and turned into a new drill yard, completing the full site by April 2011.