Nottingham

New fire station in Carlton is set to open

A Nottingham fire station is set to re-open after undergoing a £2m rebuild.

Firefighters will move into their new base in Carlton on Tuesday after the former building was demolished following 50 years of service.

The station will house more than 50 firefighters and support staff, a new computer suite and improved training facilities.

Crews shared facilities with East Midlands Ambulance Service while the building was completed.

Station manager Dave Stevenson said: "Our new station will enable us to operate efficiently now, and in the years to come and we are eager to move in."

"I would like to thank all the departments that have helped in the development of this project and our staff for their co-operation and continued commitment to delivering an excellent service.

"Thanks also to East Midlands Ambulance Service, whose base in Carlton we have shared for the past 11 months."

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