Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service training

Learn about training and development of firefighters and our training centre in Wattisham, Suffolk.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service’s Training Centre is based in Wattisham and is at the heart of our service.

Throughout their careers, all our operational staff regularly pass through our gates to learn new skills and maintain their professional competence, from new recruits to our Chief Fire Officer.

Our highly skilled Instructors and Training, Learning and Development team deliver a vast range of subjects which ensure our operational crews are responding to the communities of Suffolk with the latest advancements in national guidance, rescue techniques, technology, and equipment.

Our facilities allow us to train in:

  • Breathing apparatus
  • Live Fire and Search and Rescue
  • Road Traffic Collisions, Heavy Goods Vehicles and Train Crash simulation
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Emergency Response Driving
  • Working at Height Rescue
  • Water Incidents
  • Incident Command
  • Animal Rescue
  • Trauma Care
  • Fire Investigation

In 2021, our training centre will receive significant investment to improve training and welfare facilities for both our resident and visiting staff, ensuring it remains a Centre of Excellence for the Training, Learning and Development of our people. Follow @SFRSTraining on Twitter.

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