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New eco-friendly fire station opens in Worksop

Posted by Molly Meyer on 19 May 2022

Fire Service staff, members of the Fire Authority and people from the local community gathered at Worksop’s new state-of-the-art fire station this week for the official opening ceremony.

Built with the latest renewable technology, the new fire station has the capacity to self-generate up to 50% of its energy consumption.

Craig Parkin, Chief Fire Officer, welcomed all guests to the ceremony and introduced Councillor Michael Payne, Chair of the Combined Fire Authority, and Councillor Sybil Fielding, Fire Authority member and councillor for Worksop West, to formally open the station.

Councillor Payne said: “I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey for Worksop’s new fire station.

“The team from G F Tomlinson’s have done a remarkable job of the station – the building looks superb, it is extremely efficient and in a great location for our crews to respond to people who need their help. This is an outstanding investment for the fire service and for the local community.

“I look forward to a positive future in this fire station.”

Last week the new fire station on Vesuvius Way became operational, following the move from the old station located at Eastgate.

The building comprises of meeting rooms, offices, fire engine bays and a gymnasium for firefighters. An external three-storey training tower and compound store has also been built in order for firefighters to train and practice certain techniques that are needed for their role. The fire station is also home to two fire engines and a water and foam unit.

Station Manager at Worksop Fire Station, Adrian Brizzolara, said: “I have recently become station manager at Worksop Fire Station, and I am very lucky to be in the new fire station with our firefighters. 

“Some of the firefighters in Worksop have been with the Service for many years so it is a huge change for them, however, after having moved everything over and having time to settle into life at the new station, we all look forward to having this as our new home.

“We want to reassure people in our local community that nothing will change for them and we will continue to be there for them in their time of need, whether that is responding to incidents, carrying out Safe and Well Visits, or just purely having a presence out and about.”

Front of Worksop Fire Station with two fire engines and a water bowsers parked outside