HRH The Duke of Gloucester visits Nailsea Fire Station

Avon Fire & Rescue Service is set to welcome a royal visitor to Nailsea Fire Station, which is also home to the service’s Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Team.

HRH The Duke of Gloucester will be joined by the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, Lady Gass, on Wednesday 10 February.

While at the station His Royal Highness and Lady Gass will meet the Chair of Avon Fire Authority, Councillor Terry Walker and Chief Fire Officer/Chief Executive Kevin Pearson, along with Avon Fire Authority Members and Avon Fire & Rescue Service staff.

The USAR fire station opened in October 2008 after a two year project to redevelop Nailsea Fire Station.  USAR forms part of the Government’s National Resilience programme, which provides fire and rescue services with the resources to respond to major emergencies involving chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CRBN) events, search and rescue, large scale flooding and major transport incidents.

During the visit His Royal Highness and Lady Gass will be given a tour of the station, where staff will demonstrate some of the equipment used by firefighters, including the service’s High Volume Pump and technical search cameras and listening devices.

Children from Ravenswood and Kingshill Church of England Primary School will welcome The Duke of Gloucester on his arrival at Nailsea Fire Station.