Petrofac train fire crews

Crews from Montrose and Brechin Fire Stations recently attended a training exercise at Petrofac Training Services in Montrose.

Peter Dennett (Fire & Well Services Manager) from Petrofac Training Services explained: “We are delighted to invite the crews from Montrose and Brechin Fire Stations to our Montrose training facility.

“The Fire Training Centre first officially opened its doors in 1978, and the facility was a world first for the offshore industry. It remains one of the most advanced oil and gas fire training centres in the world.

“Unique to the Montrose centre is its capacity to simulate emergency response activity.”

Montrose watch manager Mike Cassie described how important the fire simulations are to learn from: “This training is vital for operational crews. At the facility at Petrofac Training Services the fire fighters meet real life scenarios. It familiarises them with the hazards, risks and operational procedures associated with marine incidents, they experience the effects of heat and humidity and enhance their marine firefighting techniques in a safe and controlled environment.”

Petrofac Training Services recently announced a £1.5m investment at the 16-acre site - already the most comprehensive of its kind in the world.