Trained in door entry

Shelforce opened its doors to the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) to help with door entry training.

Nine firefighters visited Shelforce’s factory in Birmingham for Entry Technique Training to help them improve their specialist door and window entry skills.

Watch commander Steven Whitworth said: “This training is essential, and I’d like to thank Shelforce for allowing us to use its training facility and its products.

“Shelforce provides doors and windows to a large number of properties across the West Midlands, so the opportunity to train with these has been invaluable to our teams. One of the special things about Shelforce is that 75% of the workforce are vulnerable or have a disability and I’d like to thank all the staff for their brilliant hospitality.”

Howard Trotter, Shelforce’s business manager, said: “It was brilliant to be able to assist West Midlands Fire Service – they provide a vital service and do a wonderful job.”

Shelforce was recently involved in Birmingham Council’s first-ever ‘ModPod’ and a revamp of a 20-storey tower block in Aston to help homeless families.