Manager hails new community fire station in Lichfield

The new fire station in Lichfield will help crews tackle emergencies and carry out vital prevention work, according to the facility’s manager.

Firefighters have moved into the new Birmingham Road site, which replaced the old 1960s building.

Station manager Tim Hollingworth said the new £3.2million development would help prepare crews for the modern challenges they face.

“This is a very exciting time, both for the firefighters who are based at the station and for members the community, as the ethos behind the new-look facility is to provide a multi-purpose venue with a variety of functions,” he said.

“It will continue to be a response facility where firefighters will turn out from during emergencies as well as providing a base where vital prevention and protection work can be carried out with and for the people of Lichfield.

“There will be the opportunity for community groups to use dedicated rooms, free of charge, to hold their meetings and interact more closely with their local firefighters.”

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4 Comments

  1. Frustrated

    3rd March, 2016 at 8:00 am

    Has the pavement outside been completed?

    I walked there last night, lots of the new paving is cracked, a large amount of it uneven.

    If this is how it is staying, it is a very poor job and no doubt, soon council tax payers will be funding its repair.

  2. Chris

    3rd March, 2016 at 11:52 am

    It looks lovely. Now all it needs is some fire engines. And to be in a less stupid place.

  3. Toast

    4th March, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Drove past last night and was amused to see 4 of the firefighters playing table tennis in the spare second engine bay!

  4. Mad Mum

    4th March, 2016 at 11:21 am

    A fantastic garage for a single fire engine right in the middle of town where it’s really needed! – who ever allowed this to go ahead needs their head examined . Lichfield still has no open access swimming pool or cinema. Schools are bursting at the seams but Fireman Sam can swing on his pole and play with his engine…..