Cutting-edge Fire Training and Community Education Facility for GMFRS
Procured via NWCH on behalf of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and constructed by Kier, one of the most advanced firefighter training and community education facilities in Europe is now in use. The site delivers a unique, immersive educational experience, featuring various accidents and emergencies that have been built around a real-size terraced street in the facility.
The centre not only provides a variety of real life scenarios and emergencies for training of fire fighters but includes a purpose built interactive community building that engages and educates the children of Greater Manchester. This builds on a project that was delivered with a community focus and education for children, both throughout the design and construction operation.
The facility, which stands on a previously disused industrial site that was both archaeologically and environmentally sensitive. The training facility makes use of previously existing as well as newly built structures that were designed and constructed based on realistic urban and industrial environments in terms of look, feel and behaviour.
As part of NWCH’s commitment to supporting social value a number of educational site visits and workshops have been held with local schools, where the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) has been brought alive for young people, 7 work placements and apprenticeships have been hosted.
Find out more at the GMFRS website here.