Why does that sound like job-cuts? Probably because it almost certainly is!
Sir Ken Knight said incidents were down 40% over the past decade but the number of fire-fighters was roughly the same. Ken said having 46 separate authorities was not “sensible”. Let’s hope his house doesn’t catch fire tonight.
Wonderful the way he doesn’t talk about sacking fire-fighters he says, “There will be an adjustment of numbers, of jobs, of people.” Let’s hope he doesn’t need cutting out of a wrecked car any time soon.
For those who live in rural parts of the country, Dorset, Somerset, Devon or Cornwallspring to our minds, the idea of there being fewer fire-fighters, taking longer to reach us in an emergency, is just unthinkable. For those around the Lake and Peak District it might be even worse.
Do remember that when people are running AWAY from danger these people run TOWARDS
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