Demolition works at Aberystwyth Fire Station have provided a great opportunity for some important training by Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service.
Work commenced in August to build a new £1.6m two-storey Fire Station for Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service on the site of the previous Fire Station. Designed by Lawray Architects, McCann and Partners and Roger Casey Associates the completed facility will incorporate 3 fire appliance bays, office accommodation for Ceredigion County Fire Command as well as community facilities including a café open to the public.
Currently at demolition stage, WRW worked with demolition partner LG Murphy and the Authority to provide the rescue team with the perfect setting for a collapsed building training exercise. The search and rescue team were able to undertake a live search and rescue amongst the rubble and included the use of a sniffer dog.
The project team created holes in the rubble for live persons to hide in to act as missing persons, two dummies were also hidden in the rubble underneath concrete beams to simulate an explosion.