Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service formally opens its new Incident Command Suite
Posted on 30 August 2022
On Thursday 18 August, Chief Fire Officer Craig Parkin officially opened the new Mansfield Incident Command Suite.
The new facilities include an office space and control room to facilitate the incident command simulated scenarios, and four training rooms to enable their delivery. These four training rooms can be opened up into one larger area, to allow the Service to host multi-agency meetings in the event of a major incident, or training events with partners.
All officers in Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service undergo incident command assessments, but the new facilities allow for the Service to invest more in command development sessions, to ensure all officers are as prepared as possible to deal with incidents varying in complexity and scale.
Works began on the project in April, forming part of a wider refurbishments to the Fire Station. New changing pods have been fitted, and a new gym in the Mansfield Annexe is also complete.
Chief Fire Officer Craig Parkin said "Walking around the new Incident Command Suite I can't help but smile. A great deal of work has gone into making this project a success, and I'm proud to say that we've invested in our people and our communities.
"The new facilities reflects the value we place on improving and being an "Outstanding" Fire and Rescue Service. Well done to everyone involved."
George Darby, Group Manager for Operational Training, said "The new Incident Command Suite has been up and running for a few weeks, but it's great to be officially open.
"Training allows us to be best prepared for any emergency situation we might face. The team already work incredibly hard to deliver high quality training that closely reflects real life scenarios, but the benefits of brand-new facilities will be felt across the whole organisation."