After 75 years in service, Hucknall fire station has closed its doors and we have moved into the new shared site for Ambulance, Fire and Police, on the old EMAS
Ambulance station on Annesley Road.
The move comes after agreement of collaboration between NFRS, EMAS and
Nottinghamshire Police, which became official earlier on this year, with all
three Emergency services to share the station in
The vacated station first opened in 1944 to support RAF
Hucknall. It has served the local community well since then but it is time to
move into the future with the first shared station for the three services in the county.
Crews have over the years collected historical memorabilia
and all of which have been taken over to the new site. It will
be featured on a custom-made memorabilia wall.
NFRS District Manager, Craig Day, said: “Whilst the old
station holds many fond memories, we are looking forward to an exciting new
chapter for Hucknall Fire Station.
"Moving to a new site is a fantastic investment in the
On-Call team based at Hucknall and fully embraces collaborative working with
our blue-light partners. The new location provides a great opportunity
for those who live or work near to the station to come and join as on-call
firefighters, to serve the communities of Nottinghamshire.”
After a lot of preparation, building work began back in
early May this year at the existing EMAS site, to construct two major
extensions, in order to create a lot more room for the additional Emergency
Assistant Chief Officer Ian Pritchard said, “Planning for
this move has been going on behind the scenes for nearly 3 years and is as part
of our ‘collaboration and estate development strategies’.
"It’s often overlooked when these projects are
delivered, the amount of time and effort involved to get to where we are
today. Many of our staff have been involved in this project, they’ve been
working hard for a long time to get everything ready for our crews to move in.
"I would like to say thank you to all of those involved
from the Hucknall on-call crew, the station of its kind in Nottinghamshire.”