Rising Brook Community Fire Station has been presented with the ‘Secured By Design’ Award.
"We are honoured to receive this award which recognises our brand new community fire station as an example of a building which is ‘secured by design’."
Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford
Rising Brook Community Fire Station is one of only two fire stations nationally to receive the award.
Recognising buildings which are designed to help combat crime by identifying and designing-out any potential crime opportunities, it pays particular attention to windows, doors, car park layout, landscaping as well as security measures such as cameras and locks.
Research has proven that that certain buildings are more susceptible to crime than others and that risk and the fear of crime are significantly reduced where Secured By Design standards are applied.
This standard is supported and managed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and has the backing of the Home Office.
Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford said: "We are honoured to receive this award which recognises our brand new community fire station as an example of a building which is ‘secured by design’.
"We are confident that our Rising Brook Community Fire Station building design is adequately secure and that by taking the measures we have we are reducing the risk of the Fire Station being targeted by criminals."
Inspector 3320 Phil Bailey from Staffordshire Police, who presented Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service with the award said: "We worked very closely with officers from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue throughout the build process and are delighted to present this award."