17/09/2014

Community Fire Station Opens In Omagh

Public Safety Minister Edwin Poots has opened a new £4.4m Community Fire Station in Omagh, County Tyrone.

The new Community Fire Station & District Headquarters on the Killybrack Road includes onsite facilities for firefighter training and transport and engineering workshops.

The station also features a dedicated transport and engineering workshop used by all 20 Fire Stations in Western Area Command.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr Poots said: "This is a great day for Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service and indeed for everyone here in the local community. This £4.4million capital investment is an investment in keeping this community safe from fire and other emergencies.

"There are acute financial pressures facing all public services at this time and we must face these challenges head on and remain committed to prioritising a Capital Investment Programme that will ensure that we have a modern fire and rescue service with purpose built Fire Stations and the most up to date equipment and appliances to carry out valuable life-saving work."

(IT/CD)

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