Jenny Marra : New National Fire and Rescue Service HQ should be located in Dundee
30 August 2012
Jenny Marra MSP, Shadow Minister for Community Safety and Legal Affairs, has today renewed her call for the new National Fire and Rescue Service to be headquartered in Dundee.
The headquarters will be the main operational hub of the new national service and will bring a significant number of civil service jobs with it.
“I urge the Scottish Government again to consider Dundee as the location for the new National Fire and Rescue Service headquarters.
“Our City is ideally located in good travelling distance of all major locations in Scotland to host a national headquarters.
“Dundee fits the bill and has a number of suitable sites available.
“Shona Robison has called continually over the years for civil service jobs to come to Dundee and this is a great opportunity for the SNP to deliver those jobs.
“Tayside Fire and Rescue has one of the best track records of the eight fire services in Scotland.
"The national service would only benefit by being located in Dundee.”
Councillor Richard McCready, member of Tayside Fire and Rescue Board, said,
“I have been making the case for the national fire headquarters to be based in Dundee for some time.
“Dundee would be an excellent base for the national fire service.
“Dundee does not have its fair share of jobs from the Scottish Government.
“There is a fire headquarters building already in Dundee and I think that it could easily be used as the headquarters for Scotland.
“Dundee is easily accessible to the majority of the Scottish population and it is important that the new service serves the whole of Scotland, locating the headquarters in Dundee would send out a powerful message that this is a service for the whole of Scotland.”
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