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25/09/2021

Fire call outs examined by Carlow's audit committee to ensure invoices are issued

'A number of risks were identified...'

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Carlow Fire Station

Fire call outs were examined by Carlow's audit committee to ensure effective processes are in place so that all invoices are issued.

The matter came up at this month's meeting of Carlow County Council when Cllr Will Paton, speaking to the chair of the audit committee for Carlow, Peter Scully, said he was "intrigued by the committee examining fire call outs". 

Mr Scully said with regard to fire call outs "a number of risks were identified" and this included the introduction of sequential references to ensure every fire incident was being recorded and invoices were promptly being sent out. 

Cllr Paton said: "It's a matter of ensuring that when the fire brigade is called out an invoice is issued," and Mr Scully said:  "Yes." 

Speaking after the meeting, Cllr Paton said: "Yes, I was intrigued by the fact that the Council had an entire Internal Audit report on this matter when I would consider that there were more important matters to look at."

Read also: Fire Services dealt with over 30 call-outs last month including incidents of gorse fire

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