Councillors voice concerns over cost of fire brigade call outs to households

Members of Westmeath County Council raised concerns over the cost of fire brigade call outs while passing a motion to continue the long-standing agreement that the former Athlone Town Council had with Roscommon County Council (as fire authorities).

Under this agreement Athlone Fire Brigade provide services for Roscommon County Council in an adjoining portion of the county.

According to CEO of Westmeath County Council, Pat Gallagher, the arrangement has worked well from the perspective of both parties. “It has been subject to periodic review, the most recent of which was conducted over recent months. As a result of the recent merger of Athlone Town Council with Westmeath County Council, the making of a new agreement is now a matter for the county councils of Westmeath and Roscommon.”


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Councillors voice concerns over cost of fire brigade call outs to households

Members of Westmeath County Council raised concerns over the cost of fire brigade call outs while passing a motion to continue the long-standing agreement that the former Athlone Town Council had with Roscommon County Council (as fire authorities).

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