Still time to see sense over control room closure says MSP

North East Labour MSP Lewis Macdonald has called on the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) to see sense and reverse its decision to close the Aberdeen fire control room before it’s too late. It follows the news that tomorrow staff will begin relocating to Dundee to work from Portacabins until the new facility is up and running.

Lewis said:

“There is still time for the SFRS to see sense and reverse the decision to close the control room.

"The Mounthooly building in Aberdeen, is a state of the art facility with more than enough room to expand to cover areas outside Grampian.

"It’s surely remarkable that the SFRS is going ahead with the closure even before the new facility in Dundee is up and running.

“The fire service has already lost several experienced staff from the control room, and there are serious concerns that local knowledge will disappear altogether when Mounthooly closes.

"If this decision goes ahead it would be yet another example of the SNP’s centralisation agenda, taking vital services away from communities in the north and north east.”

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