In 2022 3t’s Training Services division launched a new partnership in County Durham with a joint-venture agreement with Vital Fire Solutions (VFS), the trading arm of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS).
The joint venture includes the development of a 20,000 square foot offshore emergency fire training facility built at the existing fire service Training Centre at Bowburn, incorporating a three-storey mock offshore platform rig with full size heli-deck, helicopter simulator and internal structures to mirror those on an offshore installation.
The project includes delivery of many of the key training courses required for offshore firefighters such as Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM) and Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL), as well as refresher training. All training is delivered to Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation (OPITO) standards, the skills body for the energy industry.
Together, our partnership ensures that the Teesside region is supported with world-class offshore training available locally.