IF THERE ARE CUTS - WILL PEOPLE DIE ?
Martyn Redfearn, Assistant Chief Fire Officer
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
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In July 2012 the Communities & Local Government Committee held a select committee to discuss the funding of Fire & Rescue Services. (And at this point we need to say that we are discussing a transcript that non of the attendees have had an opportunity to correct. We enclose a link to the full document further down this page.)
Below is an article taken from October issue of Fire Fighter Magazine which is published nationally by the Fire Brigades Union, in which the above select committee is discussed. It's a pretty grim read and demonstrates that many of the officers at the top tables of fire and rescue up and down the country have seriously lost the plot.
The full transcript of the select committee is available HERE please take the time to read it.
And the BBC news coverage of Martyns "appearance" is here
IRRESPONSIBLE BEYOND BELIEF !
says David Williams of West Yorkshire FBU.