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The Venue

The Fire Service College is a leading organisation for fire prevention and protection and response, providing assessed, accredited and assured fire and multi-service training for emergency service professionals globally.

With over 40 years’ experience in delivering fire and rescue training internationally, we specialise in equipping today’s firefighters and other emergency responders with the best possible skills and training to learn the latest techniques and procedures. Our unique incident ground, at one of the premier fire training venues in the world, coupled with our expert instructors, provides the opportunity for our learners to train and exercise in a realistic and challenging environment, for a learning experience that is second to none.

Incident Ground

No other organisation in the world can match the facilities offered by the unique incident ground at Moreton-in-Marsh.  The 300 acre venue enables us to replicate building fires, Urban Search and Rescue scenarios, train derailments, motorway pile-ups and even ship rescues. The college also designs challenging and complex training scenarios that really test the skill and ingenuity of firefighters and emergency responders at all levels.    

This means that emergency services professionals can experience real live training situations and develop their skills and techniques all within a safe environment. They can even simulate multiple exercises to immerse them in highly realistic situations. What’s more, they can increase the complexity over time so that emergency responders learn how to tackle long-term, highly challenging situations. This enables them to gain the resilience and endurance skills they need to be effective in whatever situation they face.

Accommodation

Accommodation costs are included in your registration fee for the duration of the conference. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with refreshment breaks. The accommodation comprises of well-equipped single en suite room with coffee and tea making facilities, TV and free Wi-Fi.

If you would like to share a double or twin room with another delegate or partner, please contact memsec@bahid.org when making your booking. This will not alter the cost in any way due to the discounted rate we are already getting at the venue.

The College has been awarded four star campus accommodation status by the National Tourist board, VisitEngland.

Sports Facilities

All guests attending the conference will have complimentary access to the Sports centre facilities on site. The Sports Centre provides outdoor and indoor facilities, including tennis courts, a sports hall and a 25-metre heated indoor swimming pool. The fully equipped fitness suite has all the cardio training equipment and weights you could need. 

Onsite Facilities

The Fire Service College 300 acre site in the Cotswolds has additional facilities to use during your stay:

  • Reception
  • Restaurant, bar and louges
  • Library and information resource centre
  • Places of Worship
  • Leisure and Sports Centre
  • Shop

The catering and refreshment facilities are mainly situated in Four Shires where our bright and modern Connections Restaurant provides a pleasant dining experience for guests, offering a range of options as well as catering for all dietary requirements. The Cardiff Lounge is open 24 hours a day and is available for those wishing to relax and unwind.

There are two licensed bars onsite: the London Bar and Edinburgh Lounge, both offering a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. The London Bar is a great venue to socialise with pool tables, air hockey, darts and table football, as well as satellite TV offering Sky and sports channels. The Edinburgh Lounge is an ideal location for those seeking a quiet space to rest and unwind.

The College Shop can be found in the foyer of Four Shires and offers a selection of convenience items including toiletries, basic non-prescription medication, newspapers, magazines, stamps, telephone top ups, drinks and snacks. Vending of snacks and hot and cold beverages is available 24 hours within the foyer. A cash machine is also available in the Four Shires foyer. The Muster Bay is located in the main Administration building. Here you can relax and enjoy the Coffee Bar.

Location

The College is located approximately one mile from the beautiful historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh. The High Street offers many shops, restaurants and bars as well as one of the largest open-air street markets in the Cotswolds. In town you will also find a post office, bank and supermarkets with easily accessible cash machines.

Visitors staying with us at the Fire Service College in Moreton-in-Marsh have full use of our 300-acre site. It’s hard to believe that our beautiful location in the rural Cotswolds region can be so easily accessed by road and rail networks. For travellers from overseas or coming from long distances in the UK, Birmingham International Airport is just 45 minutes away.

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Parking

We provide secure car parking onsite, equipped with CCTV and a 24 hour security presence. Our reception team will be on hand to help you with any queries during your stay at the College.