Wednesday, November 07, 2012


If you have read our previous posts you will realise that FCCL is more than a little concerned that West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue may not be fully engaging in the process of consultation. Meetings held at  silly times, no minutes being written and don't even get us started on the fine art of how they massage and manipulate statistics. 

But it has been,  we think, one of the busiest night of the year, but the incident log on the WYFRS website has been strangely quiet since Nov 2nd ...........................  

Headed "Leeds Celebrates Bonfire Night in Style"  it drew our attention as Gipton Fire Station was mentioned .......................

* West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service reported a busy evening from bonfire-related incidents.
Gipton Fire Station alone had about 15 calls through the day up until about 8.30pm.
Watch Commander Matthew Walsh said the majority were from people concerned that their bonfires were in danger of getting out of hand and wanting assistance.

But not a sausage on their website about strange ! 

The full article can be read  HERE on the YEP website

There was also a  grenade attack on a hair salon in Bradford  - which we thought surely deserved a mention as the paper was so complimentary about the fire service. 

The full article can be read HERE on the Telegraph and Argus Website

Then of course there is the main page of the WYFRS website itself 

TO send YOUR VIEWS on the proposed cuts in West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Provision 
Click HERE  to view the consultation documents.

You can also send your comments via snail mail to 
Hannah Stoneman   or email her HERE
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
Oakroyd Hall
Bradford Road
West Yorkshire
BD11 2DY

And finally we have to say thank you to Mark Faulkner for making us smile. We had heard of blacksmiths being lucky at weddings and coal men bringing good luck at New Year, but we just know this couple who married on Oct 20th the day of the TUC march in central London will have a long and happy marriage. Marks wife on spotting the happy couple thrust an FBU flag in the brides hand and took this photo.....

Whoops ,  we almost forgot - a brilliant article about the march and rally held in Leeds on Saturday 3rd November made its way on the The Guardian website ------ it is most certainly worth a read and can be found on our FBU pages HERE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Surely an FBU blessing means that the blushing bride will spend 2 nights in 8 in bed alone!