Fire Service driving training gets national accreditation
Official accreditation was awarded after an assessor from the IAM sat in and observed the Service's EFAD (Emergency Fire Appliance Driver) courses.
Both the initial and refresher EFAD courses offered by HWFRS now have accredited status, and the IAM visited HWFRS's training centre in Droitwich again yesterday (Wednesday 28 March) to mark this achievement.
During the visit, Mike Lovelock, staff examiner at the IAM, presented an accreditation certificate to Chief Fire Officer Mark Yates to formally recognise the quality of the Service's emergency driver training courses.
CFO Mark Yates said: "We place great emphasis on the quality of all our training and we are delighted to have received accredited status for both of the emergency blue light driving courses we offer.
"This achievement certainly reflects well on those who work at our Training & Development Centre in Droitwich, and I'd like to pass on my congratulations to all those involved in the driving courses. We had positive feedback from the IAM regarding the course content and the ability of our instructors, and this is something that they can be very proud of."
He added: "Firefighter and the public's safety is key to the way we work and it's reassuring to know that those responding to emergencies have the highest level of driver training."