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A message from Michael Graham:

Chief Fire & Rescue Officer

“I am pleased to welcome you to this website which provides information on Phase 2 of development for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Learning and Development Centre, Cookstown. 

​This is a Northern Ireland Executive Flagship Project, which represents an important investment in public safety and another huge step forward in how we train our Firefighters. The new facilities will allow our Firefighters to complete realistic training in a simulated environment where hazards and scenarios can be safely recreated. The facilities will ultimately improve the learning experience for our Firefighters and lead to better training outcomes and therefore improved public safety.

​Since handover of Phase 1 in 2019 the preparations for Phase 2 have advanced. We are excited about the next and final phase of the development which we anticipate will start on site in early 2022.

​Thank you for taking the time to visit this website. We will endeavour to keep the site updated as the project progresses – A valuable communication tool between NIFRS and the construction market place."