Tailor-made: New Dimension courses.

The FSC has been the focal point for designing, developing and delivering a range of courses required by the ODPM, through the New Dimension Programme Team, to ensure that Fire & Rescue Service personnel are prepared and trained prior to the roll-out of New Dimension (ND) appliances and equipment.

The ND programme consists of a total of six capabilities, each of which defines a variety of deliverables that together will result in the achievement of the programme outcomes. Three of these capabilities have been at the forefront of the ND roll-out programme, namely Mass Decontamination, Urban Search and Rescue and Water (High Volume Pump and Safety).

The FSC has provided a comprehensive and wide-ranging programme of courses to "train the trainers" and the specialists in those areas required by the ODPM, and will continue to provide these designated courses for the ongoing maintenance of the ND programme. …

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