Broadway Fire Station
Broadway Fire Station is located at the top of the High Street, set back from the main road next to the Broadway Activity Park. The Broadway Parish Council set up the fire brigade in 1897, following a constant public outcry over the vulnerability the village faced from fires; an issue that was very destructive and common of the time. The Broadway Brigade, as they were formally known, was made up of volunteers and relied entirely upon the community effort.
Since the days of the great fire of Broadway in 1934, when Gordon Russell's cottages famously went up in flames, there's been an ever greater need in the village for better equipment and an improvement in protecting Broadway from fires. In the early 1930's the Broadway brigade formed part of a new fire authority, along with the Evesham and Pershore Rural District Councils, which sparked the beginning of the modern responsive fire emergency service that the village has in place today.
Today Broadway Fire Station, which is one Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Services' 27 fire stations, is solely staffed by on-call firefighters, who respond to emergency calls whenever they are needed. To ensure that they are prepared for any emergency situation that they may face, the firefighters meet every Monday to carry out fire and rescue training.
For more information about the station, please visit http://www.hwfire.org.uk/about-us/the-fire-service/fire-stations/broadway/