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Wirral fire service cuts danger
3:02pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in Letters
CHIEF Fire Officer Danny Stevens states in your paper that by losing three fire appliances from Wirral, he is still confident that we will still have excellent response times when compared with other parts of the country.
By other parts, I presume he includes the Yorkshire Dales, the Peak District, the Scottish Highlands and central rural Wales.
This is the only way his statement can be completely true.
He also uses the word "confident" because he cannot be "positive".
Out of the six stations in Wirral, four of them have only one fire appliance.
Also, two of these stations have no crew standing-by ready for immediate turn-out at night.
This means he is taking away almost half of the Wirral’s fire cover.
Perhaps if the public knew were losing three out of eight appliances, they would be more aware of how much more at risk we will be.
George York, Wallasey (retired firefighter).