THE Headland’s new £830,000 fire station will officially open this week.
Cleveland Fire Brigade will unveil the state-of-the-art facility on Durham Street in a ceremony on Friday.
The new station, which replaces the previous 50-year-old neighbouring building, is part of the brigade’s multi-million pound programme to bring buildings up to standard for the 21st Century.
It will house one fire engine and deliver protection, prevention and an emergency response service to the Headland community.
It also boasts a community room which will be made available to local groups.
Chief Fire Officer Ian Hayton, added: “This is the first in a series of building projects to ensure that the brigade has the very best and most efficient facilities to protect residents, businesses and visitors to Cleveland.
“This is a fantastic new community fire station and I am sure that residents living on the Headland and in the surrounding feel very re-assured to have the very latest fire and rescue facilities on their doorstep.”
Local schoolchildren have been heavily involved in the new station project and helped to bury a time capsule full of interesting artefacts under the new building during its construction.
They have also designed posters which will be displayed on the walls of the station for the official opening.
Anyone interested in being a retained firefighter at the station is urged to visit www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/recruitment/retained or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, call the brigade on (01429) 874121.