Evesham Fire Station is officially opened
Evesham Fire Station was officially opened by the Chairman of the Fire Authority, Derek Prodger MBE today (16 March 2017).
Firefighters proudly paraded outside their new and improved fire station to celebrate the event and speeches from the Chief Fire Officer and Chairman of the Fire Authority took place.
The momentous occasion was then marked by Chairman of the Fire Authority, Derek Prodger MBE, unveiling a commemorative plaque.
Chairman of the Fire Authority, Derek Prodger MBE said: "It has been an absolute pleasure to officially open Evesham Fire Station. This day marks the culmination of a lot of hard work and dedication from all those involved in obtaining this fantastic new facility."
He continued: "I have been involved with this great Fire Authority for almost 20 years now - six of which have been as Chairman – and I can very honestly say that there hasn't been a single day when it hasn't been a joy and an honour to be part of such a magnificent organisation. Days like today make it even more special. Therefore, it is with mixed emotions that I stand here today about to undertake my last official job as Chairman of the Fire Authority."
Chief Fire Officer Nathan Travis said: "I'm very proud of the new station and what it means for the firefighters that work here and the people of Evesham, who now have a modern fire station that will serve them for many years to come."
Following the speeches and unveiling of the plaque, guests were treated to a tour of the station and the facilities which allow firefighters to prepare for the many scenarios that they face on a daily basis.
Crews transferred to the new station, which was project managed by Place Partnership and built by Greswolde Construction, in December. The station was built in partnership with Wychavon District Council and has two floors, three appliance bays and a state-of-the-art strategic training facility.