In October 2017 ModEX took place at Merseyside in England. Four different training areas were used: Bury Training and Safety Centre, Croxtech Community Fire Station, Altcar Training Camp and a decommissioned tunnel in Liverpool.
The Training & Development Academy (TDA) in Liverpool offers a wide and diverse range of training from initial trainee programmes. The TDA offers facilities to rival national and international Fire and Rescue Service, including conference and teaching rooms and a 60-seat lecture theatre, all with fully interactive IT facilities. The fire training house was one of the first purpose-built breathing apparatus training venues in the UK and provides the facility enabling firefighters to train with live fire scenarios.
The practical training facilities also include a state-of-the-art, realistic fire training building and a wide range
of outdoor training facilities. The recent additions of a trench rescue simulator, confined space tunnels, search and rescue dog training area and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) rig provide comprehensive facilities to train people from within the Fire and Rescue Service and colleagues from other emergency services in the very latest search and rescue techniques.