Safety Central | Lymm
Who are we?
Safety Central is Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s safety and lifeskills education centre, opening this year in Lymm near Warrington. The centre represents a £4.5m investment by Cheshire Fire Authority in keeping the communities of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton and Warrington safe from accidents and other avoidable harm.
Specially designed to be stimulating and totally immersive, Safety Central comprises four interactive learning zones – including a personal safety area, a full-sized house, an urban street-scene and a country lane – surrounding a large multi-function space. And because it shares a striking circular building with an operational fire station and unique rope rescue training facility, visitors to Safety Central can watch firefighters undertake lifesaving training.
We have a full time centre manager, a development officer to co-ordinate our programmes, an operations officer looking after volunteers and resource and a support officer. The team is supported by volunteer rangers and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Safe and Well Team and Community Safety Apprentices.
Safety Central’s running costs are covered in full by Cheshire Fire Authority and it operates as part of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s well-established Prevention Department, which also manages home safety outreach work, road safety education and a range of programmes for children and young people.
Any other facilities?
Safety Central’s multi-function space and scenarios will be available to groups and partners within Cheshire, Halton and Warrington who also deliver against the health, safety and well-being agenda.