01/02/2008

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.

On a visit to the new facility, the Public Safety Minister Michael McGimpsey said: "Firefighters will now be present in the Dunmurry area, carrying out community fire safety work as well as responding to emergency incidents.

"This station will be a convenient place for local people to go for advice and information on fire safety.

"This new station in Dunmurry is one of a number being taken forward by the Fire and Rescue Service in an infrastructure programme," he said.

This is a new idea, and is described as an 'interim' solution for community fire safety and emergency response in the area, pending an outcome of a review of all fire stations and resources in the greater Belfast area which the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) is carrying out.

The arrangement is for a fire crew and fire appliance from Cadogan Fire Station, on the Lisburn Road, to be based at Dunmurry every day between the hours of 11am and 11pm.

Outside these hours, the area will continue to be served by fire stations in Belfast and Lisburn as normal. 



Colin Lammey, Chief Fire Officer, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said: "We are committed to providing the best possible fire and rescue service for everyone. And through our Integrated Risk Management Planning continually review the allocation of all our resources to ensure that we have the right resources, in the right place and at the right time. 



"We believe this enhanced provision of both community fire safety and emergency response for the greater Dunmurry area will provide a real benefit to the local community, as we make the very best use of the resources we have available to us to help protect the community."

(BMcC)

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

27 November 2020
Over 1,230 Road Traffic Offences Detected During Road Safety Week
More than 1,230 detections for a range of road traffic offences during Road Safety Week 2020, according to preliminary figures from the Police and the Road Safety Partnership.
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.
17 September 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.
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.
24 November 2020
Home Heating Oil Users Urged To Check Tank Safety
Households using home heating oil are being urged to check that their tank is in a good state of repair before getting heating oil delivered. Highlighting the potential issues, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) said that plastic oil tanks can provide safe and sound storage for home heating oil.