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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Progress Made at New Fire Station

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive, Peter Dartford, will be accompanied on a fact finding mission at the new Fire Station site at Rising Brook by the Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes, Karen Armitage.

In 2008 Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service acquired the land adjacent to the new station from Stafford and Rural Homes, in order to give access to the new facility.

A contractual agreement was drawn up to purchase the land from Stafford and Rural Homes after the Service identified the need for an additional fire station in the Stafford Borough.

Ms Armitage has been invited to go along with Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford to see the construction progress of the new state of the art facility and how it is yet another step closer.

Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Peter Dartford commented: "Rising Brook will be the first of our ten new community fire stations in the County to become operational, so each stage in the construction progress is very exciting and we welcome this opportunity for Karen to come and take a look around the site and to see how the building work is commencing. Fire Support, the chosen contractors, started work at the site back in August and it is expected to continue until summer 2010."

Chief Executive of Stafford and Rural Homes, Karen Armitage commented: "Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are one of our key partners who help us to keep our customers safe in their homes. We are pleased to be working with them on this project which will bring some real benefits."

This new retained station will complement the existing wholetime station at Beaconside, Stafford.