Soft services provider Churchill Environmental Services has won a three-year contract with the Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service to supply water hygiene and management, legionella risk assessments and reactive repairs.
The deal contains an option to extend into a fourth year.
The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service was formed in 2016 and serves Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, Dorset, Swindon, and Wiltshire, offering emergency response capabilities to more than 1.45 million residents.
Churchill will carry out services at the region’s 50 fire stations – nine of which are full-time stations, four are day-crewed and the rest are crewed by retained firefighters. The provider will also oversee services at five head offices, two training centres, two vehicle workshops and a control centre.
Spencer Culley, director at Churchill Environmental Services, said: “Water hygiene is so important, especially in fire stations that may not be in use around the clock. Compliance can be further complicated by having so many sites across a wide area.”
Jerry Welch, property services manager at the fire and rescue service, said: “We are a geographically dispersed organisation and need a partner that can commit to serving each location in a timely manner. Churchill fits the bill perfectly.”