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Workington fire station opens

Cumbria's fifth and final community fire station is being officially opened, completing nearly £16 million investment in the county's service.

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New fire stations bring "benefits to the communities"

The fire station at Workington has four fire appliance bays, extra storage space, a community room, young firefighter and improved training facilities and office accommodation for the Workington Locality management team.

"The official opening of the new Workington station is a real landmark moment in the history of Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service as it's the culmination of a major project that has delivered five new fire stations across the county.

"The stations are a step forward for the Fire Service in terms of the facilities at our disposal and they also bring benefits to communities as they are specifically designed for community use."

– Councillor Barry Doughty

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