Operational crew have now moved into the new Worcester Fire Station
On Monday 11th May, operational crews moved over to the new Worcester Fire Station in Great Western Business Park, Worcester. Members of the public and approximately 40 retired firefighters attended the event and looked on as firefighters congregated outside the front of Copenhagen Street to parade there for the last time.
After a farewell speech from Deputy Chief Fire Officer Richard Lawrence, the crews made their way over to the new station in the form of a convoy. Led by police cars, the convoy of fire engines and other appliances arrived into the new fire station on Monday afternoon.
Another parade took place at the new station and Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates delivered a welcome speech. He said: "The move has been long overdue and I'm extremely pleased that we can now move into this much needed new facility. The addition of the new training rig will ensure that we can further prepare and train all types of scenarios, ultimately allowing us to deliver the best service we can to the communities we serve."
Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service have occupied the site in Copenhagen Street for approximately 70 years. Unfortunately the age of the building, restrictive design and lack of training facilities meant that the station was no longer fit-for-purpose.
The new station has improved training facilities which will help firefighters further prepare for the many different types of fires and rescues they face on a regular basis.
More photos of the day can be found on our Facebook page.
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