In a matter of minutes
turn you into one of these
or (if one of the FCCL team was involved )one of these really quickly................
|Don't you think he has a look of BossHooch about him?|
But, both of the above can be prevented by a teensy weensy addition to the family home of one or two of these
Sadly we have to report that a lady in Kippax died a few days ago - she didn't have a smoke alarm.
The incident postcode was LS25 7JE designated by WYFRS own risk registers a VERY LOW RISK area .
Now the other thing to notice about this particular fire is the the time of the call to WYFRS
A time when people are about in the street, the nights are light and you would expect a fire to be noticed fairly early on (the smokes a bit of a give away)
This lady was rescued by crews from
Castleford, Rothwell and Garforth
(3 engines for a persons reported housefire remember)
But sadly she was pronounced dead at hospital - we offer our sincere condolences to her family
A report by the BBC can be found here and it seems the fire was caused by a discarded cigarette and also the property had no working smoke alarm. Yet again this incident did not feature on the WYFRS incident log.
Now the lady concerned WAS RESCUED ALIVE , BUT had this incident occured in January 2014 the scenario may have been different. From then Rothwell & Garforth will convert to the system of DAY CREWING. This is when a station is staffed from 7am till 5pm, then the firefighters are at home ON CALL.
So if they get a "shout" they have to leave home and get to the fire station - this takes
SO if this particular fire in a very low risk area had happened 10 months hence,
2 of the three engines would have turned up
5 minutes later than they did earlier this week.
Yes we are happy that Garforth and Rothwell were not closed completely - but what the fire authority Councillors failed to realise is that day crewing actually significantly reduces cover and gives a much worse service at arguably the times (evenings) when cover is most needed.
We wrote about the technical side of day crewing here in our post
it's an interesting read.
Now, we can excuse Councillors being
un - knowledgeable about the technical details
of fire and rescue
these proposals were made by a chappie who is supposed to know what he is doing!!!!!
We have doubted his technical abilities before