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New Grampian live fire training facility unveiled

Grampian firefighters
Image caption The facility is aimed at offering a variety of fire training scenarios

A new £320,000 training facility has been unveiled by Grampian Fire and Rescue Service.

The live fire training unit at the service's Portlethen training and development centre has been described as a unique, state-of-the-art facility.

It offers crews the chance to train in intense fire, heat and thick smoke.

A spokesman said it would make firefighters "safer and better able to deal with emergency situations and so better protect people".

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