- Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015 07:30
New fire training centre opens
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is today officially opening a new fire training facility at Stornoway Airport. The training facility, similar to one opened earlier this year in Dundee, will mean retained fire crews no longer need to leave the Western Isles for training, saving money and benefiting local employers, who won’t lose staff for long periods due to training commitments. The investment includes an upgrade to Stornoway Fire Station, all the work totalling £3.5m. The upgrade is a Scottish Fire and Rescue Service partnership with Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd, whose own fire and rescue personnel will also be able to use the training centre.