How many people can say they have given
Simon Pilling a wedgie ?
FCCL most certain have, we have driven a wedge of transparency into the Fire Authority Door and in 2013 we are going to continue hitting that wedge hard and making sure that every hit on this blog drives home to the Councillors on the board and WYFRS officers and staff that never again will they be allowed just to toe the line that is given to them by Simon and Co.
So lets start 2013 with a demonstration of WYFRS Spin..........
The FireFly Sticker
The WYFRS Version
Firefly is an unobtrusive safety marker system in the form of highly reflective stickers that will fit neatly on the base of the external doors and also on internal doors and door frames, to identify rooms where vulnerable people sleep.
It uses high visibility retro-reflective stickers which are visible to fire fighters in normal or low light levels, as well as atmospheres with high concentrations of smoke or dust.
And The Fire Fighter Version
We are now replacing fire engines with “glow in the dark” stickers ! Fire fly is a scheme which has us going into the areas which will have longer response times due to the cut backs and doing Home Safety Checks.
We now have to put stickers on door frames/doors at floor level on the ones the occupier is most likely to be in when we finally arrive. So they are expecting the smoke level to be this far down before a fire engine even turns up.
Also two Leeds area committees that were asked to fund this scheme refused to do so - these were the Inner South – (Covers City & Hunslet, Beeston& Holbeck, Middleton Park Wards) – and Outer South – (Covers Morley North, Morley South, Ardsley & Robin Hood and Rothwell Wards).
If this system is so good,
what happens in these wards now
But more importantly than that .................... a house fire with persons involved requires the attendance of not one BUT THREE fire engines. Steve Beckley (for more information on him click HERE ) at the fire authority meeting said that second pump attendance at fires would only increase by a few seconds. But if you live in Keighley, very soon your first appliance is going to be 10 minutes further away.......... we doubt the second will be 9 seconds behind it!!!!!