Fears have been raised that the relocation of a 999 ambulance could have a “detrimental” impact on response times and patient care.
Talks are under way to move the service based at Monifieth Health Centre to Balmossie Fire Station.
The move would see the ambulance and a patient transport vehicle move to the fire station in North Balmossie Street, Broughty Ferry.
The ambulance is used for emergencies in the area, and goes as far north as Brechin. It is understood the relocation could happen in September.
However, the move has been criticised by retired paramedic Ian McLeod, 65, now based in Fintry.
He previously served with the ambulance service in Monifieth. He said: “If you move it into Balmossie, you are moving it further away from Arbroath. Any move from Monifieth may have a detrimental effect on response times and patient care.”
Gordon Pryde, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s local senior officer for Dundee, Angus, Perth and Kinross, said: “The fire and rescue service exists to save lives and will seek out every opportunity to work with partners wherever possible and appropriate to enhance the safety of our communities.
“I can confirm there have been ongoing discussions surrounding plans for the ambulance service to share the premises at Balmossie Fire Station. No decisions have been made at this time.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We are still exploring options for the location of our new ambulance station when we move from Monifieth Health Centre later this year.
“We can confirm that our new base will continue to be located within the Monifieth area, ensuring we can reach emergency patients quickly and enabling us to continue providing a safe, high-quality service for all our patients.
“One of the options being actively explored is co-locating with colleagues in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service at a site in Balmossie.”