Hot date for Prince Edward
8:00am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in News
THE Amman Valley Community Fire Station is set to receive a royal stamp of approval when officially opened by Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex, on September 24.
The new complex at Gwaun cae Gurwen will improve the emergency response and serve the safety and community needs of businesses and residents in the Amman Valley area.
HRH will be given a tour of the new facilities and meet firefighters deployed at the station.
He will view briefing boards describing the evolvement of the Safer Valleys project and the construction of the new community fire station.
HRHwill also be shown the fire appliance bay, where he will meet the winners of the school art competition from local schools including Ysgol Gynradd Tairgwaith, Brynaman and Gwaun cae Gurwen.
Other highlights will include an outdoor practical demonstration by young firefighters. The tour will culminate in the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the visit of HRHand to mark the official opening.
The new community fire station will become fully operational later this week and the building itself has been recognised by a world-leading design and assessment authority for sustainable buildings.
The station’s design includes renewable energy sources, featuring electricity-producing panels and solar thermal panels for hot water generation.