AF&RS thank CR Windows for training

Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) would like to thank Bristol-based CR Windows for the organisation and donation of training resources.

Red Watch at Kingswood fire station all took part in entry training which was organised and held at the company’s warehouse in Kingswood.

Dean Lancaster, Production Director at CR Windows, supplied a number of doors for firefighters to use specifically for the session.

Crews were shown UPVC and composite door construction, different types of locks, security measures and the best methods of entry on doors and locks.

The invaluable training means that firefights have a better understanding of a range of doors and can gain better access to properties no matter the situation.

Andy Baker, Red Watch Crew Manager, said: “Thanks to Dean and his team we had a really constructive training session and were able to demonstrate and practice the new techniques we learnt.

“This will now enable us to gain access to properties more quickly and safely with the minimal amount of damage.

“I’d like to thank the team at CR Windows for going above and beyond to help facilitate our training.”

Dean added: “It was a pleasure to have the crews come along and if our small act means that firefighters can gain access that little bit quicker, it will all be worth it.

“We are always happy to help the community and this is just a small act that could go a long way.”