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Fire station given architectual honour

February 22 2019

Lichfield Community Fire Station has been given an honour to celebrate the community- serving building and its design.

I was extremely delighted to receive the award on behalf of the Service and all the staff at Lichfield. These stations were designed to serve the community and not just be a base for crews to respond to incidents from.

Station Manager Paul Shaw

Lichfield Civic Society presented staff in Lichfield with the commendation on Monday (February 18) and it was gratefully accepted by Station Manager Paul Shaw and the Blue Watch crew. 

The award was given due to the distinctive design of the station which can be recognised clearly as a fire station by people from anywhere within Staffordshire as all 33 of the buildings are of the same design. The Service was also praised for making the buildings safe havens for those with learning difficulties and disabilities. 

The station is open to the public and hosts several community groups who use the facilities to tackle issues such a dementia, isolation, health and wellbeing. 

Paul Shaw said: “I was extremely delighted to receive the award on behalf of the Service and all the staff at Lichfield. These stations were designed to serve the community and not just be a base for crews to respond to incidents from. 

“The design of the buildings is very distinctive and recognisable so if you are from Longton and visit Lichfield you will be able to identify the fire station should you need to. 

“It is humbling to know that the dream the Service had for the PFI stations has not only been realised but commended with an honour such as this. On behalf of all the Service I would like to thank the Civic Society for the award and for taking the time to visit the station to present it.”