MacDonald Martin have used DDFRS to train our fire extinguisher engineers.  The training has consisted of the basic four day course for four engineers and the one day refresher course for two engineers.  All of the training has been well received by our staff, and the instructors were extremely knowledgeable and friendly.  I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them to anyone.

- Andy Trafford GIFireE Cert Ed IOSH, MacDonald Martin Fire and Safety Consultants Ltd

I felt that the course was very well organised, presented in a professional manner and beneficial to all involved.

- Julie Greenwood, Three-T

Having trained with the Durham and Darlington Service, I can honestly say the training we receive has always been exceptional from start to finish.  My team and I are always greeted warmly and a level of respect has been built up over time as we’ve got to know some of the Instructional Staff from previous years and this always makes for an interesting, informative and well matched training course.  

I first encountered the Service in 1994 having been trained in the use of SCBA  for my role in an Emergency Response Team and have seen many changes over the years but in my honest opinion, the training we receive is the very best available and we look forward to our few days every year training with true professionals. I have further recommended the Service to other parts of my organisation to help with our on-going training needs.

We now roll out training other than the annual BA Refresher Course and now use them to train our site First Aiders and these sessions have also gone down particularly well with the participants.

I would whole heartedly recommend them as a provider for any of the multitude of aspects of training that they now cover and look forward to reviving our partnership for many more years to come.

- Michael Allison, PPG Aerospace

For several years, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service have provided the Great North Air Ambulance Service with the facilities and expertise to run advanced courses in prehospital care. We continue to benefit from a close partnership.

- Dr Phil Godfrey, Great North Air Ambulance Service

I would like to say that the relaxed and light hearted approach put a lot of us immediately at our ease, I think that this also enabled us to take the information in. I was personally able to improve my confidence around using an extinguisher, this for me was more so about the anxiety from selecting the correct equipment. The theory side also added a level of interest and hands on training that reinforces the information being given.

Thoroughly enjoyed the course and the trainer was fantastic!

- Julie Battey, Darlington Borough Council Town Hall