New life saving training centre opens

10 January 2011, 06:00

More people in Bedfordshire will be able to learn vital life saving skills thanks to a new training centre set to open in Dunstable today (Monday January 10th).

The new St John Ambulance training centre is making its home in Dunstable Community Fire Station, Brewer’s Hill, Dunstable.

The easily accessible modern building offers lift access and improved facilities for those being trained in first aid.

Sue Skoyles, Regional Training Manager for the East of England, said: "The Luton training centre will be closed allowing us to accommodate eight more students in our new training room.  There is also some onsite parking as opposed to Luton where there was none. In addition, there is local on-road parking nearby as well as a large car park only a few minutes away.

"We are confident that the new training centre will offer improved facilities and surroundings for our students. This will allow us to continue to train people to make a difference between a life saved and a life lost thanks to first aid."

The Dunstable Community Fire Station was opened in January 2009 and offers many environmentally friendly features including a grey water recycling scheme and wind catcher natural ventilation system. The training centre is located close to the A5 and M1 motorway.