Discussions surrounding the work of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) have been held at a recent meeting of the Central/Local Government Political Partnership Forum.
Alderman Billy Ashe MBE held talks with Chief Fire and Rescue Officer, Michael Graham, about the service and the work it carried out.
Chief Officer Graham confirmed that he would attend Mid and East Antrim to provide an update on the plan following concerns surrounding Carrick Fire Station.
During the meeting they discussed at length the impact that the recent changes in the operational model would have for Carrickfergus.
Alderman Ashe, said: “The Chief Officer of the NIFRS has made the commitment that he will attend Mid and East Antrim and provide us with a thorough update of the proposed plans.
“Our aim is to ensure that Carrickfergus maintains its present level of staffing and funding to keep property and citizens safe.
“Part-time firefighters locally already provide an extremely valuable service but I’m keen Council are fully engaged before further changes are made to service delivery in Carrickfergus.”
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