In 2010, a new fire station was constructed on the land of a former derelict house. The house was demolished and the site was cleared prior to the construction taking place.
The new fire station included a two appliance bay and kit room on the ground floor, a kitchen/training room, two offices and male and female shower rooms on the first floor. A DDA compliance wheelchair lift was also installed.
The improved facilities included a training tower for practising ladder work and a “dry riser” hydrant for training a multi-storey fire fighting.
Officially opened by Fire Minister Bob Neill, the ecofriendly building was the first in Norfolk to house all the blue light services and is shared by fire, police, ambulance crews and the coastguard. Due to the small size of the site and its location adjacent to the local church, particular attention and effort was made to ensure minimal disruption to the community. This included liaising with the clergy to ensure weddings and funeral were not affected.
“Sheringham fire station is a fantastic example of the Fire and Rescue Authority putting itself at the heart of its local community and working in conjunction with the other emergency services to provide a facility of which Sheringham can be justifiably proud.” Bob Neill – MP, Fire Minister