Retention of Ballyshannon Fire Station and services

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Ballyshannon Co.Donegal is set to lose its fire station and Engine after 65 years in service. The recommendation was made today to move the service to Bundoran Co.Donegal.

Ballyshannon is a town that has suffered massively over the years due to the recession and to lose this service is a major blow and a big loss to the people living on the Ballyshannon side of Finner, Rossnowlagh, Cashelard, Ballintra and surrounding areas.

This would also impact the Donegal town fire service putting the fire service under more stress.

The members of the Ballyshannon unit will still be working as firefighters in the community but will not be able to serve the people of Ballyshannon and surrounding areas in the same capacity as the currently can now if this was to happen.

Rossnowlagh is one area that is now at serious risk at this loss if the fire station is to close.

Its two new fire stations Ballyshannon and Bundoran need not to downgrade the service.

The recommendation was made by chief fire officer Joseph McTaggart. 

we the undersigned reject the proposals by Chief fire officer Joe Mc Taggart to close ballyshannon fire station