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Scottish Ambulance Service partnership at Aberdeen’s Central Fire Station

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The Scottish Ambulance Service is now sharing facilities with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in Aberdeen, which will extend response capabilities and help to protect communities.

Operating out of Aberdeen’s Central Fire Station on Mounthooly Way are 12 Scottish Ambulance Service staff, eight paramedics and four technicians, and one A&E Ambulance.

The Scottish Ambulance Service already occupies space in other Fire Stations around Scotland. This partnership working brings increased resources to local communities as well as benefiting the staff of both emergency services.

Milne Weir, Regional Director for the North, said: “We are delighted to have moved to this new base alongside our emergency services colleagues at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and look forward to working with them and building on existing relationships.

“There is now an aspect of multi-agency working and training that can take place between both services and as well as being a great new base for our staff, this move ensures that we continue to provide the very best care to patients in these communities.

“We are committed to providing a safe and effective level of response in the Grampian region at all times and the past 12 months have been the busiest in terms of recruitment for the Scottish Ambulance Service.”

Area Commander Chay Ewing is the Local Senior Officer for Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

He said: “This is an excellent opportunity for us to further consolidate an already strong working relationship between Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

“Co-location of services brings a number of benefits for our organisations, but particularly in terms of the opportunities for regular joint working and interaction, which will benefit the local community. We would like to welcome our Scottish Ambulance Service colleagues into Aberdeen’s Central Fire Station.”

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