177 06 24 – Using Premises for Training (June 2024)


In the last 12 months, has HWFRS used, or sub contracted the premises detailed below for training purposes?

Specifically, training scenarios that involve:

  • The removal of uncompliant individuals from vehicles which require vehicular access into the facility.
  • Restraint and unarmed combat within confined spaces.
  • Disarming techniques.
  • Any other training scenarios that involve driving emergency response vehicles on blue lights INTO the 300sqm unit.

The unit is question is:

Unit 11C Thorn Business Park




Many thanks in advance for your response,


Good Morning

Thank you for your request for information, which has been received by Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (the Service) and considered under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000.

The Service can confirm that the information that you have requested is held and can confirm that HWFRS has not used or sub contracted Unit 11c, Thorn Business Park for any training purposes.

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Thank you for your request for information.

Kind regards

Information Governance Team