Fire authority no intention of closing
stations in its area says chief officer
RECENT media coverage has highlighted a number of stations
across the Highlands and Islands may be “under threat”. Highlands & Islands
Fire & Rescue Service (HIFRS) wish to assure the communities it serves that
their safety as well as the safety of its firefighters is of utmost
importance.
Speaking after today’s Fire Board, Chief Fire Officer Johnson
said: “It is not our intention to close or suspend any fire stations in
the Highlands and Islands. HIFRS are committed to providing the highest standard
of emergency response and community safety services to all of our communities
and we are currently focussing our efforts on firefighter and community
safety.”
The next two Fire Board meetings will drive a process that
determines how HIFRS will deliver its Safer Firefighter Programme and the
Service is grateful for the support it is receiving from the other Scottish Fire
& Rescue Services in achieving this.