HERE is a look inside of a rescue and training facility which could save lives across the country.

MRS Training and Rescue, located at Premier Way, Romsey is a state of the art training facility which offers demonstrations of tackling confined spaces, working at height and first aid training.

They also take part in emergency drills where companies across the south coast could call out their emergency response team to deal with a confined space situation.

MRS Training and Rescue, previously Mines Rescue Service, have eight locations across the country with the Romsey site being the only one in the south.

It originally focused on mining rescue and training, before expanding to fire services, working at height and more.

The branch now employ nine full time staff, including trainers and admin workers.

Operations Manager, Russell Duff said: "We can now offer realistic training in a safe environment at our centre at Romsey, where our facilities include a specially designed training tower which provides our clients with the most realistic scenarios possible.

"Internal and external ladders, hatches, roof top anchor beams, handrails, slopes, gates and a range of internal furnishing enable our training to be bespoke and cover a wide range of work applications to meet the needs of customers from all industrial sectors."

They will also have a brand new fire rig, which will include fire-fighter training and real fires which can be created and extinguished by a button.

The Romsey was inhabited in 2018 when it was a large, open room - this has since been filled out with a innovative working at height rig, confined space tunnels and class rooms.

Their original south coast office was in Hythe and this was used from 2017.

The new Romsey centre sits at 9,000 square feet and the managers have plans to expand the site with more class rooms to utilise unused space.

Russell Duff said he is happy with the way the site is growing, and is excited for the future.