As part of a new campaign to increase support to the fire and rescue service, Aico is offering free support in the form of CPD training and the use of its facilities to each of the 52 fire and rescue brigades in the UK.
The campaign will focus on offering increased support to each of the fire and rescue brigades. The support will include free, FIA approved CPD training based on BS 5839-6:2019, free use of Aico’s mobile training and demonstration units and access to office space at its Centre of Excellence as well as homeowner and tenant safety packs.
Neal Hooper, Managing Director of Aico comments, “For us, it is not just about alarms. One of our core values is creating safer communities and this year we have decided to increase our support for the fire and rescue service. We already have strong partnerships with several fire and rescue services around the UK but feel we could be doing more.”
Recently, Aico has partnered and increased its support with Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service by sponsoring two of its fire engines. The sponsorship involved the centre water ladder lockers of each engine having graphics printed on them, to encourage and highlight to residents the importance of testing their alarms. Martin Lucas, Head of Fire Safety at Guernsey Fire and Rescue Service states, “Aico have provided unparalleled customer service and support, whether it be by Andy Sturgess, the Regional Specification Manager for our area or the teams within the head office. They have worked to train all of our watches on the government standards and technical requirements, and have worked with us to educate local government on best practice. The island has never had support like this, everyone at Aico is always going the extra mile and the training they provide is excellent. “