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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5O-00148: Liam McArthur (Orkney Islands)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 7 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what steps it is taking to address concerns regarding the recruitment and retention of crew members in retained fire stations in rural and island areas.

Answered by: Annabelle Ewing 15 September 2016

I fully appreciate and value the essential service and vital role Retained Duty System firefighters play in keeping the rural and remote communities of Scotland safe.

However, the recruitment and retention of retained firefighters within Scotland’s Fire Service is an operational matter for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.