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HFRS Academy

The Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service Academy launched on Tuesday 3 May 2016. This marked the beginning of our transition to become an academy.

Our Aim

Our continuing aim is to support personnel throughout their career, ensuring everyone reaches their potential, by providing an environment that will improve their knowledge, understanding and skills. We will increase firefighter safety and advance operational effectiveness by allowing individuals to fully understand how they operate in their role.

Leading the way

Hampshire has a team of highly motivated and professional trainers and we are a service that is known as leading the way in many areas of fire and rescue operations. We mean to build upon these qualities, allowing us to provide outstanding facilities for learning at a variety of locations across the county.

Working with other organisations will extend our influence far wider.

We will also be taking full advantage of emerging technologies to maximise opportunities for learning that will ensure a constantly improving service.

What will be changing?

Many changes are already being implemented with new systems being put in place to manage training.

Learning styles will be recognised ensuring that command and decision making processes are understood, identifying how individual and team performance can be improved and ensuring the most effective response at incidents.

Work will continue in the development of the SHQ site and will include investment in the Academy to provide improved facilities. The existing Training Centre will be transformed into the Academy with improvement to the buildings, development of a command suite, better equipped training rooms and associated equipment.

External training sites will also form part of the Academy and will continue to be developed. This will include venues such as Prince Philip Barracks in Bordon for realistic live fire and UHPL training.

We will effectively utilise shared resources by working with other partners such as Workforce Development, Hampshire Constabulary and the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.

Keeping up to date

The HFRS Training Twitter feed has been amended to reflect this change and is now @HFRS_Academy - follow us for regular update on our progress.

If you have any questions about the Academy email