Cllr Tim Brett, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group and Cllr Donald Lothian, Councillor for the Howe of Fife and Tay Coast, have welcomed the news that Newburgh Fire Station has the second best record for availability of any of the retained fire stations in Scotland.
Cllr Brett said, ‘These figures emerged from discussions that I had recently with Iain Vincent, Lead Officer for the National Fire Service in Fife. As people will be aware we rely on the retained duty system for the manning of our fire stations in North East Fife and, at times, there can be difficulties in having enough crew available for the station to be manned, particularly during office hours Monday to Friday. However, Newburgh Fire Station has the second best record for availability of any retained station in Scotland.’
Cllr Lothian agreed, adding, ‘This is very good news and must reassure the population of Newburgh and surrounding areas that staff are available to man the fire appliance whenever it may be needed.’
|Cllrs Donald Lothian and Tim Brett at Newburgh Fire Station|