Our ears pricked up this morning when another cat in the WYFRS estate spilled the beans on what was happening on her patch.
The picture she sent gave us a bit of a hint.
|Leeds Station Cat|
It seems that firefighters based at Leeds Station on Kirkstall Road are being paid
to paint the interior of the station
(whilst on duty!)
Obviously we hope this is being paid legitimately via the payroll system, although we are not sure how?
Overtime maybe ?
This raises many issues, including that of equality.
Do all fire fighters at all stations get the opportunity to tart up their stations ?
Was a proper procurement exercise undertaken?
Health and Safety also springs to mind, although FCCL arent too worried about their ability to use ladders.
and its quite a
(yes i can imagine all the snide comments thank you very much)
WHY AREN'T THEY ENGAGED IN OPERATIONAL DUTIES?
You know the run of the mill stuff like Home Fire Safety Checks, SCRI's,
The risk banding for Leeds in 2012 is VERY HIGH the projected risk band for 2013 is also VERY HIGH.
Is this because instead of doing their proper jobs, staff there are wielding paintbrushes?
Leeds areas for performance improvement are
Road Traffic Collisions
Malicious False Alarms
As the same document we obtained these figures from states that Leeds FS will be utilising staff and resources from Moortown and Cookridge to enable them to achieve their targets, we don't understand why qualified fire fighters are being allowed (and indeed paid ) to decorate a fire station!
We wonder if the councillors on the Fire Authority know and condone this practice?
For information the Leeds District Risk Reduction Plan is available HERE