Well, we hear you say - what has Frederick Neitzsche got to do with Fire & Rescue ?
The answer is simple........
Nietzsche was well known for his irony, which some would interpret as sarcasm, (i mean as if !!! ) ----- today we were reminded of one of Nietzsche's thinner works when we learnt that there was a four pump mill fire in Haworth, which commenced at 6am and was closed at 12 noon.
that nice low risk rural community where four pump fires are
NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN
SADLY ACCIDENTS DO............
(if of course it is deemed to be an accident by the powers that be)
Today at 6am a fire broke out at Lees Mill, Shepherd Croft, HAWORTH in an area on the ground floor approx 15m x50m
4 engines attended - Crews from Keighley, Haworth and Bingley attended
and strangely enough the buildings postcode
is deemed VERY LOW RISK
according to WYFRS !!!!
and of course "post cuts" two of the attending engines simply wouldn't be there to attend. Engines would
have to be sent from further afield........ and of course pre cuts, post cuts and during the cuts one thing will not change -
a fire doubles in size every minute........
So to use Fredrick's words we at FCCL say
"One day associated with our name West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue there will be a recollection of something frightful, of a fire like no other in West Yorkshire, and of the profoundest collision of conscience" *
* please note we here at FCCL have fully working consciences -trouble is we are not sure who at the fire authority and fire service have them. Because surely if there is a fire they will all be very busy indeed blaming each other for the cuts in provision............. but by then it will be
Details of the fire can be found HERE at the Keighley News Website. .........
To read more of how businesses are affected by fire read our article "Businesses Down the Pan which is available HERE
A mill fire which devastated a Haworth Mill on Aug 14th 2010 demonstrates what fire can do to both buildings and businesses is below ............. seems fires in Haworth are not as rare as WYFRS seem to want us to believe.