Boylan hails dedication of Fire and Rescue Service
Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Boylan has praised the role of the Fire and Rescue Service in saving lives and keeping people safe.
Speaking after the publication of a report into the performance of the Fire and Rescue Service in 2013/14, the Newry and Armagh MLA said;
"The Fire and Rescue Service are to be congratulated for their performance in saving lives and keeping people safe.
"They operate in very difficult and challenging circumstances dealing with fires, collisions, flooding and a range of emergency and rescue services.
"It is important to recognise the invaluable, and often unseen, work they do to ensure public safety.
"As well as dealing with the visible emergency incidents, the Fire and Rescue Service also do a great deal of educational work around fire prevention and that is hugely important.
"When I have dealt with Fire and Rescue service locally I’ve found them to be extremely dedicated, professional and brave.
"Those who put themselves in harm’s way for the protection of others are to be commended."