Fire-crews in parts of West Norfolk now have brand new training towers to help them brush up their life-saving skills.
It means they can practice dealing with incidents at height while still being available to respond to emergency calls.
Norfolk County Council has spent £1.75m on the investment at 21 sites including Heacham, Massingham, Sandringham, Wells, Swaffham and Methwold.
Margaret Dewsbury, the borough councillor responsible for Communities and Partnerships, said: “It is vital that fire fighters in our county get the best quality training facilities, so that we can ensure the public will continue to be safe. The new training towers are a good step towards achieving this goal and I am sure the fire fighters will find them highly beneficial during regular training sessions. The towers have many safety features in place which means the fire fighters can train with peace of mind.”
The new towers are mainly replacing older ones which had come to the end of their useful life. This includes a new tower at West Walton fire station which previously did not have this facility and will be built in the near future.