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ng homes facilitate essential SFRS training in North Glasgow

Press Release   •   Jan 31, 2019 11:16 GMT

SFRS Firefighters prepare to enter the ng homes property

ng homes helped facilitate essential Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Breathing Apparatus (BA) training by having it take place at one of their properties last week.

The unoccupied two bedroom flat in Springburn was made available to the SFRS crew from Springburn with the aim of creating a new and realistic training environment.

This essential training will help prepare SFRS staff in the event of an actual fire. It is imperative that firefighters get this training to ensure they are best equipped to save lives in the future.

The training specifically concerned BA teams from across watches being put through a variety of different search and rescue scenarios.

Douglas Miller, SFRS Watch Manager for Springburn Fire Station, said “The training was of great value to a number of personnel who are approaching their firefighter competency assessments.

Jim Hymas, Local Senior Officer for Glasgow, said “Feedback from all those involved has been very positive and it was agreed this was a valuable resource in maintaining and developing firefighting skills. Thanks to ng homes for their assistance and hopefully this event marks the start of an ongoing programme of access to void properties for training events.”

ng homes was delighted to facilitate the training and help support the development of Glasgow’s firefighters. The Association is committed to supporting fire safety and building a closer relationship with key community organisations.

John Thorburn, Chairperson of ng homes said: “We were delighted to provide the setting for this essential firefighting training for SFRS. It gives them the chance to experience what it would be like if a fire was to break out in a residential environment. Supporting these training days also reinforces our commitment to fire safety and ensuring that our tenants feel safe and secure in their homes.”

ng homes pride themselves on strong links with the Scottish and Fire Rescue Services and it is a partnership which will continue to grow and develop.

ng homes is a trading name of North Glasgow Housing Association

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