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Member News21st Sep 2022

AIS Survivex to help train Durham firemen

The UK’s leading energy trainer, AIS Survivex and Vital Fire Solutions (VFS), the trading arm of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service, have agreed to set up a brand-new centre to train workers in emergency firefighting offshore.

They will build a mock-up of a 20,000-ft2 offshore facility at Bowburn, incorporating a three-storey platform rig with full-size helideck, helicopter simulator and internal structures to mirror those on an offshore installation, they said September 21. 

AIS Survivex general manager for England Emma Howorth said:

“We are delighted to announce this new joint venture with VFS. With many years of specialist expertise in firefighting training, VFS was a natural partner to complement our existing offshore training offer and offer a new location for delegates south of the region.”