Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service’s Phoenix Community Engagement & Training team hosted an evening at Falmouth Community Fire Station on Tuesday 23 September bringing together their partners, peers and clients.

The event showcased  their new branding and website and highlighted the projects achievements over the last 18 months.

Previous participants from 4 different Phoenix courses took part in a drill for the audience. The group met for the first time just before the drill and gave a fantastic demonstration of all the skills that they learnt during their time on the course.

Senior Instructor Charlie Philpott said “I am delighted; it was a fantastic evening bringing together many of our partners, showing the options that are available through engaging with Cornwall Fire & Rescues Phoenix Project. The drill proved that you can bring together different members of the community and they can work together to achieve a positive outcome. In the last year alone we have worked with over 330 people and we have some brilliant case studies on our new website which shows the extent of our work.”

CFRS Station Manager Dave Pilling said: “The work that Phoenix has done over the last year highlights the flexible nature of the project. Phoenix has pushed barriers this year to work with more socially isolated members of the community, bringing them into fire stations to begin the reintegration with their local communities. If you would like to work with the Phoenix team please contact them on 01326 318177”