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Emergency services / Normal service resumes at Brae fire station after positive Covid test

Brae Fire station. © Google 2020

THE BRAE fire station is back operating as usual after its crew had to undergo a period of self-isolation following a positive Covid-19 test.

Shetland station commander Neil Gillespie said there was no impact on availability or resilience.

A total of 12 firefighters based at the Brae station had to self-isolate after undertaking training last month alongside an asymptomatic crew member who tested later positive for Covid-19.

The station’s fire engines were deep cleaned and taken to Hillswick and Lerwick incase they needed to be mobilised.

Speaking on Monday (5 October), Gillespie said: “We’re pleased to inform that everyone is now back to work and there were no issues with regards to affecting availability and the resilience that the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service provides.”

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Shetland, meanwhile, remains unchanged at 60.

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