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Helping our local Fire Service

15 March 2016

We are pleased to announce we will be helping the Bucks Fire Service with training their firefighters, by giving them access to one of our empty buildings.

Local firefighters will be using empty blocks in Castlefield for a whole range of training exercises using smoke machines, including breathing apparatus, ladder and high rise drills. The service has been using many empty buildings across High Wycombe, having recently finished carrying out training in an old, disused nightclub.

Firefighters getting ready for an exercise

We have now moved all of our customers into alternative homes while we plan for our exciting regeneration scheme at Castlefield, which will be started later this year. The nature of the blocks make for ideal conditions for firefighters to test their skills.

Carrying out a fire test

Lisa Dubisson, Project Manager for the Regeneration Scheme, said: “As another local organisation, we’re really pleased to be able to help the team practice carrying out the invaluable service they provide in our communities. Not only is it an opportunity for us to work with the local community, but it also provides extra security to the site, alongside property guardians who are already living their before demolition work starts”.

Bucks Fire Service will be using the building in the evenings during the spring, with no inconvenience caused to neighbouring homes. To find out more about Buckinghamsire Fire & Rescue, visit their website.

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