Fire service hub visit is no run of the Mill school trip

Mill of Mains SFRS picDUNDEE schoolchildren have been given a tour of the £3 million fire service hub for the north east of Scotland, which is due for completion next month.

26 primary four pupils from Mill of Mains Primary School visited the new Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Asset Resource Centre at Claverhouse Industrial Estate, where they learned about career opportunities in both the construction and fire service sectors.

The centre is being built by Robertson Tayside in a project managed by hub East Central Scotland.

Jane Elder, site support co-ordinator at Robertson explained, “Pupils from Mill of Mains had lots of fun looking around the new fire service building. They had the chance to ask experts from Robertson and the fire service about careers in both industries and find out about the many opportunities available to them.

“This level of engagement is crucial as we work to ensure young people develop an interest in what is a modern, dynamic construction industry.”

Sarah O’Donnell, head of finance and contractual services at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service added, “It was a wonderful opportunity to show the children the different aspects of a modern fire and rescue service, and how we ensure our emergency vehicles are maintained and prepared.

“They certainly asked lots of questions and we hope they thoroughly benefited from the experience. This exciting project will assist in modernising the key areas of fleet workshops, stores, property and ICT support, enabling us to enhance our service delivery across the north east corridor of Scotland – and keep our communities safe.”