As the finishing touches are being put to the modernised Camberley Fire Station, take a tour of the new facilities.
The refurbished station will meet the demands of a 21st century fire service and will also offer a space for local community groups and other public services to hold events and meetings.
The refurbishment features better training facilities, which will help hone skills used at road traffic accidents, a replacement roof and new flooring.
The overhauled community room will hold a 12-week stop smoking clinic, hosted by Surrey Heath Clinical Commissioning Group and Cancer Research UK, which starts next month with those attending being offered safety tips and home visits by the fire service.
Richard Walsh, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for Localities and Community Wellbeing, said: “By investing in these facilities, we’re investing in people’s safety now and in the years to come”.
“While rising demand for services like adult social care means money’s tight, this underlines that there are still plenty of things we can do that make a big difference in communities and not only will these improvements better reflect the demands on our fire service, they provide a base for other public services and community groups.”
The station will throw open its doors to the public on Saturday. More information can be found on the county council website.