Impeller is a social enterprise working in close collaboration with Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) to combine the knowledge and expertise developed by TWFRS, alongside industry specialists, to deliver services globally.
We provide operational management, consulting and assurance for organisations, across a range of activities including; emergency response and resilience, risk management, fire engineering, business performance, training and development, corporate social responsibility and fleet management.
Our aim is to work with organisations to improve safety and business performance, donating our income to support safety and cohesion to the communities of Tyne and Wear, whilst protecting people and places across the globe.
Response, resilience and development
Whatever your risks, our intelligence-led solutions will help you design, implement and assure your risk-management and emergency-response model. We provide leadership, operations, resources and training across the public, private and voluntary sectors.
Our experts bring experience in managing risk within a wide range of sectors including high-risk industries, ports, airports, rail, maritime, government and health care.
To mitigate unplanned interruptions and emergency incidents, our business-continuity and disaster-recovery experts can help. If the unthinkable does occur, we can prepare your people, from frontline to executives, to deal with any eventuality.
Our highly qualified trainers are experienced in dealing with a range of safety and risk-management environments. Our development programmes will support your frontline staff, managers and executives, providing assurance for your organisation.
We provide challenging and immersive training tailored to suit your needs. From health and safety programmes, through to emergency response and planning for major incidents, we will help you to protect your people and workplaces.
Fire and Rescue Service training
Impeller provide assessed, accredited and assured training for Fire and Rescue Services, both in the UK and Internationally.
We currently train UK and International Firefighters at the purpose-built training centre in Sunderland. Our partnership with Tyne & Wear Fire and Rescue Service gives access to world-class instructors and facilities, and we have trained 39 separate UK and Ireland Fire and Rescue Services.
Impeller operate a Skills for Justice Accredited Training Centre and are able to offer SFJ accredited courses for FRSs; this drives professional and competency-based training programmes for your firefighters.
Breathing Apparatus Instructor Course
This course is designed to increase the skills, knowledge and methods of instruction of delegates to a level from which they can competently deliver training to other watch members. Both the practical and theoretical aspects of Breathing Apparatus (BA) will be covered.
Heavy Road Traffic Collision Instructor Course
This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to deliver Heavy Road Traffic Collision (HRTC) training.
Road Traffic Collision Instructor Course
This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to deliver Road Traffic Collision (RTC) training.
Positive Pressure Ventilation Instructor Course
On completion of the training, delegates will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to be able to teach the practical use of tactical ventilation techniques.
Other courses that we can offer include:
- Incident Command
- Leadership development
- Basic Firefighter Recruit Training
- Firefighting techniques and technologies
- Confined Space
- First Aid and Trauma Care
- Fire investigation
- Driver training and specialist driving, e.g. vehicle mounted forklift
- Community safety and prevention
- Marine Firefighting
- Compartment Fire Behaviour Training Instructor
All of our staff are serving or former Tyne and Wear FRS officers and have extensive operational and training experience and each with their own specialisms within the firefighting and rescue training spectrum.
Our customer satisfaction rating (net promoter score) is an average 9.6 out of 10 and we pride ourselves on our hospitality as well as our training standards with many services sending staff to us time after time to receive their training.
As a Skills for Justice accredited centre, we set high standards and create an enjoyable and productive learning environment which leaves a positive and lasting impression on our delegates.
Additionally, we have preferential rates with the nearby (ten minutes) Hilton Garden Inn Hotel and initial feedback from delegates has been excellent regarding the quality of the accommodation, food and refreshments.
For more information, go to www.impeller.co.uk