Gerflor to the rescue with Taraflex® for Bodmin Firefighters

Bodmin Fire Station Sports Flooring

The Cornwall Fire, Rescue and Community Safety (CFRCS) Service is responsible for a wide range of services that help make the Royal Duchy safer. They focus on 3 key pillars, firstly to improve the health, safety and wellbeing of people and places most at risk.  Secondly to protect businesses, people, the local economy, and environment. Finally, to deliver an effective and efficient emergency response and support recovery. They are the statutory fire and rescue service covering Cornwall.

Bodmin Community Fire Station is a day staffed station with emergency response being provided by two watches (Orange Watch and Green Watch) plus an on-call crew. The thirty personnel at the fire station regularly engage in site visits including fire safety awareness talks for many clubs, schools and rehabilitative groups with the firefighters also supporting the annual Bodmin Half Marathon. There are five various appliances which deal with a variety of incidents, from the norm’ of fires right through to RTC’s, line rescue and heavy animal rescue.

When the fire station needed a hardwearing, hygienic, and safe flooring solution for their fitness room and gym, they turned to international flooring specialists Gerflor.  Its’ Taraflex® sports flooring was supplied and would deliver to the highest standards required by the site users. In acknowledgement of the brave and hard work of Cornwall Fire Service crews Gerflor kindly donated 60m2 of this world-renowned sports flooring in the colour ‘Red’.

Rob Carhart, Fire Fighter, Green Watch, Bodmin Fire Station commented, “The project came about from myself deciding to upgrade the station gym.  The main reasons around this were the health and wellbeing of our staff and to encourage more of our teams to use the gym”. Rob Carhart also added, “We approached a few flooring companies’ country wide, however Gerflor was the only manufacturer to kindly respond with a very generous offer of their Taraflex sports flooring. We were totally surprised and absolutely delighted when Gerflor said, ‘We want to say thanks to all the team for all their hard work and efforts, it’s our chance to give back to the community.’

Taraflex® sports flooring has been the number one preferred indoor solution for over six decades and has been selected for 11th Olympic Games since Montreal in 1976. It is also widely recognised and used within the education, community, leisure, health, and fitness sectors. The new and improved Taraflex® range is now even safer, better performing and offers even more protection than before. The Taraflex® sports flooring collection is treated with Triple Action Protecsol® which ensures that no polish is ever required and allows for easy cleaning and maintenance. It has an ‘intelligent’ surface treatment delivering the ideal compromise between slide and grip for sports shoes and is also anti-friction burn. It provides outstanding safety and comfort for all users regardless of level of exercise and play.

Rob Carhart ended by saying, “Our new Taraflex sports flooring from Gerflor has surpassed all our expectations. It looks fantastic and is great to both exercise and play on. A great boon to our now well-used gym”.

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