There are increased calls on the fire service in Roscommon to allocate additional firefighters to allow Castlerea Fire Station reopen and operate within the community.
A public meeting about the closure was held on Tuesday 21st February at a local GAA club where Deputy Ministers and local councillors were called on by members of the public to seek additional resources to open the fire station in Castlerea.
Pic: Castlerea Fire Station Photo: (Declan Keogh / EmergencyTimes.com)
Speaking to local media following the meeting on Tuesday night, Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy said he would seek a meeting with the Chief Executive of Roscommon County Council to see what could be done to have the station operational again.
Roscommon’s Chief Fire Officer John Keane confirmed on January 20th that the station would close temporarily due to staff shortages as the remaining crew numbers fell below critical levels.
Pic: Roscommon Fire Service Headquarters, Roscommon Town
Photo: (Declan Keogh / EmergencyTimes.com)
In a statement to local radio, Shannonside FM, Mr. Keane said ‘all emergency calls will be answered via the usual 999 or 112 numbers, and that fire services from Roscommon town, Ballyhaunis, Ballaghadereen or Elphin will cover the area.’
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