County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service (CDDFRS) launched a new commercial trading arm earlier this year.
The Community Interest Company has been set up to offer top quality training to individuals, businesses, schools, colleges and other groups throughout the region and beyond.
This trading arm is a not for profit business governed by defined rules. Any revenue generated is used within CDDFRS for the benefit of the community; this means that the CIC may be a real solution to government budget reductions, which the service will continue to experience over the next few years.
Training and other business solutions are delivered by the CIC using the facilities, equipment, expertise and ethos of the fire service.
The service has been delivering its own industrial training for more than 30 years and has an outstanding track record in this field. A full programme of courses, including working at height, confined spaces training, leadership and management and health and safety is offered and there is also an HGV driving academy.
In addition, fitness and well-being courses, educational programmes and audit training are also available through the CIC.
Offering excellent quality services at an affordable price, the CIC has strong ambitions to be the best training provider of its type in the region.
For more information, please visit www.ddfirecic.co.uk