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Shared Fire and Ambulance Station in Sleaford

18 October 2017

From Spring 2018, fire crews and ambulance staff are to be based in a shared Fire and Ambulance station on Eastgate Road in Sleaford.

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As part of a countywide plan for the emergency services to collaborate more closely, improve services to the public and provide value for money, the Sleaford station will be the second station in the county to be run in this way.

The new Sleaford station is part of a £6m project, approved by local councillors and county councillors in 2015, which will also include office space for council staff from Riverside offices.

Richard Hunter, locality manager for East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS), said: “This is an exciting venture for the emergency services in Lincolnshire.

“Residents will be aware that our station on Kesteven Street is old and as a result is getting very expensive to run and maintain. EMAS is a mobile healthcare provider treating patients in their home, at the scene of an incident and en route to hospital if further treatment is required. The majority of our time therefore is spent away from the current ambulance station.

“By teaming up and slightly modifying the new station on Eastgate Road whilst it is still being built, our staff can access and share better facilities, develop closer working relationships with our fire service colleagues and therefore provide better services for local people.”

Chief Fire Officer, Nick Borrill, added: “At a time when public service budgets remain under pressure, innovative collaborative new ways of working are needed to ensure we maintain excellent emergency services for residents, businesses and visitors in Lincolnshire in a cost effective way.

“We’re delighted that our ambulance colleagues will be joining us at the new station on Eastgate Road. By co-locating, we can not only save money, but also work more closely together, building a better understanding between our services.

“For example, at the station, we have a simulated search and rescue training facility and a practice road traffic collision area - ideal for firefighters and ambulance crews to train together and develop new ways of working.”


For more information, please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/bluelight, email bluelight@lincoln-fire.org.uk or follow @Lincsfirerescue and @EMASNHSTRUST on Twitter.

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