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Strathclyde Fire & Rescue’s Uaill Training Centre officially opened

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February 20 2013

Strathclyde Fire & Rescue’s Uaill Training Centre officially opened
A £43m training centre for Strathclyde Fire & Rescue has been officially opened in Glasgow.

Uaill Training Centre forms the hub of a 40 acre site and contains lecture rooms, an auditorium and incident command training suite arranged around a curved three storey atrium street.

Designed by Cooper Cromar it features a south facing glazed wall is relieved by brise soleil louvres punctuated by the auditorium and observation tower which are clad in black ceramic granite.

Outdoor grounds are given over to a mock town split into three zones simulating residential, industrial and transport scenarios such as burning buildings, road traffic collisions and even train crashes.

Robert Scott, Area Commander of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, said: “Our firefighters will be turning up to a very realistic training experience which will be invaluable when they have to do it for real.”

The building has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.
Buildings in the mock town feature materials and colours which replicate typical Scottish construction
Buildings in the mock town feature materials and colours which replicate typical Scottish construction
Mock streetscapes have lighting, signage and furniture to add realism
Mock streetscapes have lighting, signage and furniture to add realism

The fire training centre has been built on the site of the former Clydesmill Power Station
The fire training centre has been built on the site of the former Clydesmill Power Station

3 Comments

Scott
#1 Posted by Scott on 8 Mar 2013 at 00:32 AM
So if this new centre has opened there surely would be an upcoming recruitment drive for firefighters in 2013 or the £43 million would be a waste obviously its it's going to benefit active service men and women because it looks outstanding and a great job and will attract a lot of media but surly it wasn't just built for active firefighters.
Lorraine
#2 Posted by Lorraine on 11 Mar 2013 at 19:56 PM
Is there going to be a recruitment soon as my 19 yr old son keeps checking website ? When was the last time you did a recruitment !
James Howie
#3 Posted by James Howie on 28 Nov 2013 at 14:14 PM
Again think this is the third comment about if there is a recruitment drive on in 2014?
I have looked everywhere I can think of and no information?

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