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)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

17 July 2001
ASSEMBLY CREATE AWARD TO HONOUR FIRE SERVICE
THE Northern Ireland Fire Service is to receive the first ever award given by the province's devolved assembly. An illuminated scroll is to be presented to Chief Fire Officer John McClelland on Tuesday, by assembly speaker Lord Alderdice in tribute to the sacrifice made by fire fighters over the years.
26 July 2011
Community Fire Station Planned For Omagh
The public's views are being sought on a proposal to build a new integrated Community Fire Station and District Headquarters for the people of Omagh. Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) wants to get the views on the building that would be constructed on the current site of its District Headquarters on the Killybrack Road.
21 December 2021
Revised Measures Approved To Protect NI Prison Service
Proposed plans by the Northern Ireland Prison Service to combat the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic over the Christmas period have been approved by Justice Minister Naomi Long. Justice Minister Naomi Long said: "Our primary focus in prisons during the pandemic has always been the safety of staff and those in the care of the Prison Service.
01 February 2008
Dunmurry Gets 'Temporary' Fire Station
A new kind of fire station has been opened in a suburb of Belfast. Said to enhance community fire safety work and overall emergency cover in the greater Dunmurry area, the 'temporary', 'part-time' station is now operational.
29 November 2021
Overhead Road Signs To Display Public Health Messages
Overhead road signs on key strategic routes will display public health messages to support the ongoing fight against Covid-19, Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced. Minister Mallon said: "Keeping people safe is my number one priority and I am committed to doing all that I can to help in the fight against COVID-19.