New Heathrow Fire Station

London Heathrow, the world’s busiest international airport, has opened a state of the art fire station at a new location, close to the airport’s Runway 27. The £4 million (US$7.8m) facility will provide the airpor’ts 108 fire officers with improved facilities and quick access to Heathrow’s runways.
It replaces the airport’s existing 30-year-old fire station, which is set to be demolished as part of BAA’s plan to transform Heathrow with the construction of its Heathrow East terminal development. The new station works in tandem with the airport’s second fire station, which is located in a position close to Terminal 5.
As well as better training facilities, the new station also houses study areas for staff to research for exams and promotions as well as five bays to accommodate the airport’s fire appliances.
Nathan Deverell, Airport Fire Manager said, “The new fire station has been designed to meet our current and future needs as Heathrow continues its transformation. We are proud of the service we have provided Heathrow over the past 60 years and look forward to serving the airport from our new home.”