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Letters / Questions for the fire service

I am pleased that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service promptly responded to my 3 August 2020 letter about the need for an aerial/height fire apparatus in Shetland.

Fire service says no plans at this stage for height appliance

I want to pose two questions for their constant review:

  1. Are the ladders on Lerwick apparatus capable of reaching the top occupied floors of the Anderson High School and the Gilbert Bain Hospital at every point around the building perimeter?
  2. The Anderson High School has a three-storey portion sandwiched between two four-storey portions. How would a fire on the roof of the three-storey portion be quickly extinguished?

Christopher McDowall Johnston