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Live fire training facility opens on Island

Mon, 31 Oct 2016

Home Affairs Minister Bill Malarkey and Chief Fire Officer Kevin Groom at the new facility.
Home Affairs Minister Bill Malarkey and Chief Fire Officer Kevin Groom at the new facility.

A new facility is being used to train the Island's firefighters by simulating real-life emergencies.

The live fire training facility allows members of the Isle of Man Fire and Rescue Service to work on life-saving skills in extreme heat, humidity, smoke and restricted visibility.

The fire service currently spends £50,000 per year sending crews off-Island for training, but it's hoped the facility will reduce the bill.

The project had funding approved by Tynwald last November and was installed last month at the rear of the Energy from Waste Plant on Richmond Hill.

Paul Moulton from MTTV asked Chief Fire Officer Kevin Groom about the cost of the facility [play audio].

More on this story at Manx.net.

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