Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

November 29, 2007 09:41 ET

Fire Crews Demand Talks With Councillors Over Deep Concerns At The Detail Of Fire Service Plans

CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - Representatives of fire crews from across Cornwall met today and formally welcomed a press statement which said the County's Executive are to recommend that Camborne Fire Station should remain crewed 24 hours a day. But they remain deeply concerned at the lack of detailed information given to Cornwall's fire crews and demanded councillors meet them to discuss the details of the proposals.

Terry Nottle, Cornwall FBU brigade secretary said: "We welcome the news about Camborne but there is no reason why the threat should remain over Falmouth. They have reprieved Camborne without the promised detailed risk assessment, so why not do the same for Falmouth?

"From a professional view there is no information to support the decision to leave Falmouth with the threat still hanging over it. Cornwall's fire crews are demanding an urgent meeting with the councillors so they can answer detailed questions about our deep concerns.

"It appears the councillors have time to spin their story to the media but no time to talk about the substance of their proposals with their own fire crews. We came into this campaign determined to save 24-hour immediate response cover at both stations and that resolve remains.

"Fire crews from Camborne will be joining their colleagues at Falmouth fire station on Monday 3rd December to show solidarity and to demonstrate the strength of feeling about this. If they think they can pick one station off at a time, they have another think coming."

Contact Information

  • John Drake
    07813 170755
    Terry Nottle
    07973 524483