Operational crew transfer to the new Worcester fire station on Monday
Operational crews will be transferring to the new Worcester Fire Station in Great Western Business Park on Monday 11th May 2015. A parade will take place at midday at the current fire station in Copenhagen Street, which will then be followed by a convoy of fire engines to the new station.
The new station, built by regeneration company St Modwen, will replace the current one in Copenhagen Street which does not meet the needs of a modern fire station. The maintenance of the current building is costly and its restrictive design and lack of training facilities mean that the new fit-for-purpose and energy efficient station will provide significant savings in the long-term future.
The new station will offer much improved modern welfare amenities as well as a much needed training facility. The new training rig will allow for more advanced training exercises and allow firefighters to further prepare for the many different types of fires and rescues they face on a regular basis. The building also has provision for the Young Firefighters Association and has multi-use lecture facilities.
Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates said "The new Worcester Fire Station is a fantastic improvement for the Service and the improved training facilities will help us continue to deliver first-class firefighting and rescue services to the communities we serve."
Chairman of the Fire Authority, Derek Prodger MBE, added "I'm delighted that the Fire Authority has been able to provide this much needed new facility for the firefighters at Worcester. Ensuring our staff have the best facilities has been an aim of this Authority and I'm pleased that with the Chief Fire Officer's team we have been able to deliver".
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Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
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