Helping our local fire fighters
19 May 2016
Recently, the fire crew at High Wycombe Fire Station have been using empty buildings at our Castlefield estate to train their fire fighters.
Focusing on breathing apparatus training, the firefighters have been able to recreate a wide range of different scenarios, using simulated smoke. This means they can test new equipment such as thermal imaging cameras in controlled environments.
We are planning to regenerate our flats at Castlefield, and have moved all of our customers into alternative homes while we prepare for work to begin in the next year. As these flats are empty, they make for perfect conditions for these fire fighters to train without disrupting anyone.
Richard Jameson, Crew Commander at Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue service told us “We would like to thank Red Kite Community Housing for allowing us the use of this facility. It has allowed us to improve the quality of training we can deliver here on our own station ground no end, while at the same time leaving us available to respond to our community should we need to.”
To find out more about Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue, visit their website.