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VFS are delighted to partner with AIS Survivex – the global leader in offshore safety training – to offer OPITO-approved emergency response training.
We are currently accredited to deliver OPITO Offshore Emergency Response Team Member (OERTM) and Offshore Emergency Response Team Leader (OERTL) qualifications with more offshore firefighting courses to follow soon.

Fire Training Centre

Our exciting joint venture will see the creation of a new 20,000 square foot offshore emergency fire training facility being built at our existing fire service Training Centre at Bowburn, incorporating a three-storey mock offshore platform rig with full size helideck, helicopter simulator and internal structures to mirror those on an offshore installation.

Current industry standards demand at least 25% of the workforce present on offshore installations can deal with an emergency firefighting scenario so this is an important skill for employers and offshore workers alike.

Train with us and benefit from the real-world firefighting skills of VFS, combined with the offshore expertise of the UK’s number one energy training provider, AIS Survivex, at one of the UK’s most advanced and well-equipped firefighting training facilities.


For further information or to book on any of these courses CONTACT US



0191 375 5690



Vital Fire Solutions Ltd
Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW