It has been announced that the fire training and Development Centre at Manston will close with operations being transferred to Moreton-in-Marsh. The move follows the agreement in July of a 12 year contract, worth £525 million, to outsource Ministry of Defence fire and rescue operations to private company Capita.

I’m not sure about this sort of thing being out sourced to organisations that need to make a profit although Capita¬†says investment will be made in digital technology solutions, new fire engines and other equipment to upgrade fire-fighting capabilities.