Ross takes a close look at latest Fire and Rescue investment

AS WESTMINSTER COLLEAGUES geared up for another General Election it was business as usual at Holyrood this week – including the chance to play with Fire Engines.

Moray-based MSP Douglas Ross snapped the opportunity to get close up to one of the five new fire appliances being readied to serve communities throughout Scotland.

The units were rolled up outside the Holyrood parliament this week to allow MSP’s to have a look for themselves – and as a member of the Justice Committee, which includes keeping tabs on the Scottish Fire Service, Mr Ross was keen to have a close look.

Following the visit he said: “I was delighted to see these new appliances outside Parliament before they are delivered around the country where they will help keep our communities safe.

“It was useful to speak with Chief Fire Officer, Alasdair Hay and Pat Watters, Chair of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Board, and hear more about these cutting edge vehicles which will assist the vital work done by fire fighters protecting our communities during emergency situations.

“I very much welcome these new fire and rescue appliances, which will broaden the skills and capabilities of the fire service, and can be mobilised across the country when required. I look forward to seeing them being deployed across the North East.”

Pic: Douglas Ross with Chief Fire Officer, Alasdair Hay and Pat Watters, Chair of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Board

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