We had a very exciting visit to Immingham West Fire Station this week to see their new training facility put to the test by Humberside Fire and Rescue Services’ newest recruits.
Hobson & Porter recently carried out a refurbishment project at the facility, transforming the former operational station into a state-of-the-art training centre for both new and existing firefighters. The project consisted of; the creation of new living quarters, 2 new teaching classrooms, enhanced shower and welfare facilities and an extended outdoor training ground.
During the visit, we received a guided tour of the station, which is now occupied by 20 new recruits who are in week 4 of a 13 week training programme. We were also lucky enough to see a live training exercise in which the new recruits demonstrated how they would go about extinguishing a fire from a great height.
Attending the new facility was an absolute honour, especially given that this marked the first time in almost a decade that the Fire Services have taken on new firefighters.
We would like to thank everyone at the Station for this experience and will look forward to working with you again in the future!