Fire Brigades Union

Fire Brigades Union

November 29, 2007 06:41 ET

Cornwall's Fire Crews Hail Victory For People Power But Vow To Keep Up Pressure On Threat To Falmouth

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 29, 2007) - Cornwall's fire crews have hailed the decision to lift the threat to night time fire cover at Camborne as a victory for people power. But they vowed to keep up the pressure to end the threat which remains against Falmouth's night-time cover.

They also welcomed the investment in firefighters working the retained duty system as a decent start. The majority of retained firefighters are members of the Fire Brigades Union.

Terry Nottle Cornwall FBU Secretary said: "Saving Camborne's current fire cover is a victory for people power in Cornwall. So is the extra investment in firefighters working the duty system.

"The County Council has moved from a plan which was completely wrong to one that is now only half-right. We intend to keep up the pressure to make sure Falmouth keeps its current level of fire cover.

"Cornwall's fire crews still have major professional concerns about the threat hanging over Falmouth. We will continue to fight for a fully funded fire service in the county until such time as the Executive scraps their proposals to downgrade an integral part of Cornwall's emergency fire cover.

"We thank the public of this county for their tremendous support and the local media for helping to highlight this crucial issue for public and firefighter safety. We urge the public to maintain their pressure until Falmouth Fire Station also receives the guarantee of 24 hour dedicated fire cover."

Contact Information

  • John Drake
    07813 170755
    Terry Nottle
    07973 524483