Lord Mayor supports emergency crews

Monday, 02 June, 2008

The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Jim Rogers, has pledged his support to all emergency crews working in the Belfast area and beyond.

In a visit to the Belfast Area Headquarters of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, planned before recent attacks on emergency crews, the Lord Mayor thanked the operational crews and support staff who provide ambulance services to the people of Belfast on a 24/7 basis.

Addressing the issue of attacks on emergency crews, he said, "Today I have seen how this organisation works together as a team to provide this vital service. It is a shame that a small minority of people think it is ok to attack those who provide these life saving skills. I can assure you that for the rest of my term as first citizen and as a public representative you will have my support against such behaviour".

The Lord Mayor was welcomed to the HQ site at Broadway ambulance station by the Area Manager, Mr Gary Richardson. On his guided tour he was shown many facets of the work of the ambulance service from training to preparedness for CBRN incidents.

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