A programme of refurbishment work has been completed at Grantham fire station, along with the addition of a new training facility in the grounds.

A £1.3m investment from Lincolnshire County Council has seen the modernisation of the fire station on Harlaxton Road with a new training complex and Breathing Apparatus workshop.

The training complex has been opened and named in memory of former Crew Manager at Grantham, Pete Scarlett, who died unexpectedly in July 2020.

Cllr Lindsey Cawrey, executive councillor for Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “We continue to invest in the safety and wellbeing of our firefighters, who respond to emergencies and keep our communities safe.

“On top of new equipment and vehicles, we have a programme of works at our fire stations to ensure firefighters have the best facilities for training and personal development.

“The new training facilities will ensure realistic scenarios for the crews who are based here to practice in, and also ensure that a well-respected former colleague will not be forgotten.”

Chief Fire Officer for Lincolnshire, Mark Baxter, said: “The fire station at Grantham is home to both On Call and wholetime firefighters – who all train to the same high standards.

“Better facilities within the station and more extensive training buildings will help them in all aspects of this varied job.”


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