Northumberland Fire and Rescue provide specialist training facilities
09 May 2018 ARCHIVED (over 3 months old) - view latest news
Specialist purpose built breathing apparatus training facilities are available at Pegswood Community Fire Station.
The training facility has been 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 specialist unit has been designed to replicate realistic fire conditions which may be encountered in buildings, ranging from; domestic homes; larger residential properties; commercial properties and factory units.
The facility allows for training of all NFRS operational personnel and is also available for commercial training which can be tailored to the individual needs of the customer, allowing them to train in a realistic yet controlled environment.
The highly trained and experienced delivery team work closely with businesses, local authorities and other emergency service partners delivering courses such as; fire warden and fire extinguisher awareness; evacuation techniques such as evacuation chair; team building days; basic firefighting and breathing apparatus initial acquisition and maintenance training.
Paul Hedley, Chief Fire Officer at Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our breathing apparatus training facility is specifically designed to allow us to train our personnel and other businesses in a realistic yet safe environment which is supported by inbuilt safety features, such as, temperature monitoring.
“We have the ability to create unique training courses to meet varying requirements for businesses while also train our own personnel to tackle a range of fires and build upon their knowledge.”
Councillor John Riddle, cabinet member with responsibility for NFRS said: “The training facility at Pegswood Community Fire Station provides 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.”