Back to school for Cupar’s Fire fighters
Published Wednesday, 24th October 2012
Elmwood Campus has seen many things come and go over the years but soon it will be a close observer of the movements of Fife’s Fire and Rescue Service as they move on site.
The local fire fighters were looking for a temporary home as they wait for their old quarters at Millgate to be upgraded, a process that is supposed to take about 10 months and cost approximately £700,000.
Station manager Steven Thomson said being sited at the Campus could speed up response times:
“Cupar fire station was built to serve the town centre. Where the fire station sits now appliances have three junctions to go through but at Elmwood there is just one set of traffic lights.”
Not only has SRUC given the crew the use an agricultural building they also have a classroom, although sadly they are using it for meetings, not to pass their skills onto the campus students.
Steven describes the use of the Campus as a ‘godsend’. He said: “It’s a cracking facility and the college has done a lot of work to make it better for us… They’ve really gone above and beyond.”
Gordon Ogilvie, Estates Manager at SRUC, who organised the move, stressed that the College is keen to assist the local community in any way they can.
He said: “In recent days new signage has been installed across relevant areas of the campus and we look forward to fire brigade personnel and equipment taking up residence on campus.”
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