New breathing apparatus training facility opened

13 Sep 2017


Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) have unveiled their new breathing apparatus training facility at Pegswood Community Fire Station.

The new training facility has been purpose built and designed to allow firefighters the opportunity to train in a realistic yet safe environment, meaning that personnel continue to have the necessary skills and experience to ensure that the safety of the communities is maintained.

The opening of the new fit for purpose training facility at Pegswood Community Fire Station means that training opportunities across the service will be maximised and the facility can be used to its full potential over the coming years.

Councillor John Riddle, Chair of Northumberland Fire Authority, said, “I am delighted to open this new training facility at Pegswood Community Fire Station which will provide excellent breathing apparatus training facilities within Northumberland.

“The safety of everyone who lives, works and visits Northumberland is our priority and this new training facility will provide the opportunity to not only maintain but also improve training provision for our fire service.”