Merseyside's transformation in training: far from operational competency being a 'lost art', Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service's Chief Fire Officer Tony McGuirk contends that they have taken it to the next level, with training the most 'ambitious and comprehensive' ever offered in Merseyside.(Operations and Training)

THE ROLE OF A FIREFIGHTER has changed so much over recent years, it would be naive to think that operational training would not follow suit. Here on Merseyside we are proud of being forward thinking and this spans all sections of our Service and is no different when it comes to training.

Training within Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service has been transformed over the last five years--from the modules covered, how it is delivered and even the way it is organised.

In years gone by training was limited, predictable and often one-dimensional. Apart from drills on station, training was carried out at our training centre, with individuals from fire stations nominated to attend particular modules. …

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