12/06/2013

Visit to Kingsway East Fire Station

Firefighters training at Kingsway East Fire Station
This afternoon along with my Labour colleagues Councillor Georgia Cruikshank, Councillor Kevin Keenan and Councillor Norma McGovern I visited Kingsway East Fire Station.  This was part of an effort by the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Dundee to give councillors a better understanding of the response and training activity of the service.

This was a good opportunity to discuss issues with the fire and rescue service.  It was also a chance to hear about the work that goes on at Kingsway East.  It was really interesting to see the many different training activities which go on at Kingsway East such as working at heights, rescues on ships, and in confined spaces. 

It was good to have a discussion about issues such as waste in communal areas, fly-tipping and sprinkler systems in social housing.  These are important issues which my colleagues and I will look to raise in the future.  It is important that councillors develop knowledge of the fire and rescue service and work with the service to promote community safety and also carry out
Cllr Georgia Cruikshank, Cllr Norma McGovern, Cllr Kevin Keenan and
 myself at Kingsway East Fire Station
effective scrutiny which will deliver the best service possible for our constituents.