Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

August 26, 2010 11:22 ET

BBC Exposes Waste in Fire Service Procurement

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - Aug. 26, 2010) - Following today's Face the Facts programme Money to Burn, Fire Brigades Union General Secretary Matt Wrack said:

"The BBC's Face the Facts programme today provided a shocking litany of wasted money in fire service procurement – on regional control centres which are still lying idle, on equipment that is not fit for use, on new recliners for firefighters which are not fit for purpose. Millions of pounds are being wasted. Decisions are being made by people who know nothing at all about firefighting. Meanwhile there are cuts in things that really matter – firefighters, fire stations, equipment – to pay for all this madness."

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