Fire­fight­ers re­veal ter­ror at­tack fears

Sunday Herald - - NEWS IN BRIEF -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS in Scot­land would be un­able to re­spond to a Manch­ester Arena-style ter­ror at­tack in Scot­tish cities due to a pay dis­pute, a union leader has warned.

Chris McGlone, Scot­land’s most se­nior Fire Brigades Union of­fi­cial, warned min­is­ters that the dis­pute posed a threat to public safety. Anti-ter­ror train­ing for Scot­land’s emer­gency ser­vices has al­ready been stopped be­cause of a pay row be­tween unions and man­agers. How­ever, the claims were re­jected by SFRS as­sis­tant chief of­fi­cer Lewis Ram­say.

He said it was “100 per cent clear” that it was the union that halted the train­ing.

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