Cleveland Fire Brigade will be officially opening the newly rebuilt Grangetown Community Fire Station this Friday (16 March) which forms part of a multi-million pound programme to bring buildings up to 21st century standards.
The state-of-the art Grangetown Community Fire Station, which cost £3 million to build, replaces the previous building on the same site located at Slip Road Church Lane/Trunk Road which was 48 years old.
The single story, four bay fire station houses three fire engines and will deliver prevention, protection and an emergency response service to Grangetown and the surrounding areas. The station also boasts a community room which is available for local groups to use.
The impressive new station forms part of a major re-building programme – partly funded by Government grant – to ensure that the Brigade can continue to provide the very best fire and rescue service to the people of Teesside.
As well as the official opening of the station, there will be a tour of the station, prevention, protection and emergency response displays and the presentation of the Long Service Medals and Awards to staff who have served for more than 20 years in the fire service.
Councillor Jan Brunton Dobson, Chair of Cleveland Fire Authority said, “I am delighted to be officially opening another brand new Fire Station which will help deliver essential services to our local community.
“It is absolutely vital that we invest in new state-of-the–art facilities so that the people of Teesside can rest assured they have the very latest fire and rescue equipment to help keep them safe.”
Ian Hayton, Chief Fire Officer said, “This is the third brand new fire station we have built. These new facilities are important, not only in terms of its emergency response to incidents for the area but also as a community hub.
“The building will vastly improve the accommodation for firefighters, will enable them to continue to deliver safety services and enable the community to have a meeting place from which individuals, groups and organisations can work together.
“It’s also fantastic that we can celebrate and reward our staff at this event for their work, commitment and long service to Cleveland Fire Brigade.”