Fire

Centre of excellence for USAR training in the UK.

The ODPM's New Dimension programme has funded equipment and training to expand the national urban search and rescue (USAR) capability for the F&RS. As a result of this government backing, the College has recently opened its new USAR training facility, which is seen as one of the best in the world and capable of providing all levels of USAR training, from frontline response to strategic and tactical command.

The new facility consists of four buildings designed to complement and support the delivery of USAR training. The main building for skills training houses three rigs. These facilitate progressive training and together provide valuable experience, incorporating all elements of USAR. …

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