How can Wirral fire station closures be a good idea?

Wirral Globe: West Kirby fire station. Picture: Paul Heaps West Kirby fire station. Picture: Paul Heaps

MATHEMATICS was never a strong point of mine.

But I fail to see how the closure of West Kirby and Upton fire stations and the proposed building of a new fire station in Greasby can be construed as economic sense and sound forward planning.

Even proposing such a site was available in Greasby, far from saving money it would add a further financial burden on the rate payers of the region.

Surely Upton Fire Station is strategically far better placed to answer any emergency than the proposed fire station at Greasby.

Moreover, Upton Fire Station is but a stone’s throw from the M53 and therefore can continue to provide a quick response to any call whether it be a motorway, domestic or industrial emergency.

Amalgamate if you must, but perish the thought of building a new station to replace the perfectible viable ones already on our doorsteps!

And, may I inquire, why does the River Dee and Irish Sea require the cover of the fire brigade?

Surely that is the responsibility, and a noble one it is, of the Royal Lifeboat service at Hoylake.

I hope that the chief fire officer of Merseyside goes back to the drawing board and seriously reconsiders his proposals and that economic and common sense prevails.

Mrs Stephanie Miller, Upton

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4:05pm Thu 10 Apr 14

fenix uk says...

Since when do people hold the RNLI responsible for putting out fires ?

You do know that its a charity don't you ? For rescuing people ?
I must have missed the flotilla of RNLI fireboats that they must surely have - just on the offchance of a ship fire.

Good plan - lets send the volunteers in to sort it out rather than the highly paid and trained firefighters.

Maybe bin the fire service completely and let another charity take over completely ?
Since when do people hold the RNLI responsible for putting out fires ? You do know that its a charity don't you ? For rescuing people ? I must have missed the flotilla of RNLI fireboats that they must surely have - just on the offchance of a ship fire. Good plan - lets send the volunteers in to sort it out rather than the highly paid and trained firefighters. Maybe bin the fire service completely and let another charity take over completely ? fenix uk
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