Safety Central | Lymm
Who are we?
Safety Central is Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service’s safety and lifeskills education centre, located at Lymm near Warrington.
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 resources; a support officer and a part-timer visitor relations officer who looks after large groups, our social media and monitors feedback. The team is supported by volunteer rangers who deliver many of our hands-on activities.
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 is available to groups and partners within Cheshire, Halton and Warrington who also deliver against the health, safety and well-being agenda.