Saturday, 25 October 2014

The National Perspective

Saw my MP yesterday and he said he would speak to the Fire Minister. I know that they will try and say this is a local matter, but there are national implications. 

As I mentioned to him national resilience and response to catastrophic incidents depends on local FRS resources. Cutting those resources seriously weakens the response to such incidents. It is Ministers that end up in the firing line when things go wrong, so it is in their interest to make sure they don't. 

I would urge everyone to keep meeting and writing to their MPs and Councillors to press home the dangers of these cuts. Venting our feelings is all well and good, but we all need to keep the pressure up. It is not a lost cause, but if people stop contacting them, they will just think the problem has gone away. 

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