Fire chiefs to review emergency cover

Fire chiefs to review emergency cover

Fire chiefs to review emergency cover

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NORTH Yorkshire's fire chiefs are to review where their stations and engines are based and how quickly they can respond to 999 calls.

The study of the region's fire cover will be carried out during the rest of this year and any proposals for changing arrangements will go out to public consultation in 2015. If changes are agreed, they would start coming into force the following April.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said five years of "incident information" and the response to these calls will be analysed if it is considering altering how many fire stations and engines it has, where they are based, and the way they are crewed.

A statement said the service had to ensure it "balances cost and resources" and "take into account the impact of a reduction in incidents over the last ten years", which saw it attend 7,659 calls in 2012/13 compared with 11,248 in 2002/03, a 32 per cent decrease.

It also said firefighters must be able to respond to "increasingly frequent large weather-related events", such as flooding.

A series of public meetings will be held over the coming weeks, including at Clifford Street fire station in York between 1.30pm and 3pm on April 7 and at Selby Library between 3pm and 5pm on April 14.

More information and a survey can be found at northyorksfire.gov.uk, and views can be submitted until April 28.

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7:48pm Sat 29 Mar 14

EddySnowden says...

Well its taken a while but NYFRA are starting to reveal the plan to get rid of the Part-time Fire tender at Acomb. Since Tuesday 19th March 2013 when the vision 4 turn-out system went live, it's been quite clear that NYFRS have falsified the time and info inputted, which goes against good hard data to enforce this removal. For a year now NYFRA have risked lives by sending another slower pumps to the area cover by Acomb pumps, so they'll have a group of false statistics to try and back-up their decision.
Well its taken a while but NYFRA are starting to reveal the plan to get rid of the Part-time Fire tender at Acomb. Since Tuesday 19th March 2013 when the vision 4 turn-out system went live, it's been quite clear that NYFRS have falsified the time and info inputted, which goes against good hard data to enforce this removal. For a year now NYFRA have risked lives by sending another slower pumps to the area cover by Acomb pumps, so they'll have a group of false statistics to try and back-up their decision. EddySnowden
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8:01pm Sat 29 Mar 14

spottycow says...

I thought we paid the fire chief and his yes men to keep on top of the JOB regarding where fire cover is best placed . So have they been sat on their easy chairs to long and now decided to pull their finger out.We in our family would be willing to pay an extra amount every month as long as we got proper fire cover . ALSO why have we got newer fire cars which are more dearer to purchase than the ASTRAS .
I thought we paid the fire chief and his yes men to keep on top of the JOB regarding where fire cover is best placed . So have they been sat on their easy chairs to long and now decided to pull their finger out.We in our family would be willing to pay an extra amount every month as long as we got proper fire cover . ALSO why have we got newer fire cars which are more dearer to purchase than the ASTRAS . spottycow
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11:27am Sun 30 Mar 14

purpletimbo says...

A larger pointless expense was block paving the new fire station car park, compounded by having to add a kerb space afterwards that halved one space? Who designed that brilliant idea?
A larger pointless expense was block paving the new fire station car park, compounded by having to add a kerb space afterwards that halved one space? Who designed that brilliant idea? purpletimbo
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8:37pm Sun 30 Mar 14

Remus says...

It doesn't take a genius to work out what this 'review' really means. The chief needs to save money and they're already setting their stall out with (engineered) statistics, which point towards a reduction in the number of emergency calls year on year - although this can easily be explained by the way they're now recorded. Just look at all the stations closing in Brigades up and down the country, yet the population is always on the increase and the roads are ever busier. Just take a look at the headlines in tonight's Press, or any other night for that matter to get an idea of how busy our emergency services are, and then think about whether we ought to be cutting them back to save a few pounds on everyone's annual Council Tax...
It doesn't take a genius to work out what this 'review' really means. The chief needs to save money and they're already setting their stall out with (engineered) statistics, which point towards a reduction in the number of emergency calls year on year - although this can easily be explained by the way they're now recorded. Just look at all the stations closing in Brigades up and down the country, yet the population is always on the increase and the roads are ever busier. Just take a look at the headlines in tonight's Press, or any other night for that matter to get an idea of how busy our emergency services are, and then think about whether we ought to be cutting them back to save a few pounds on everyone's annual Council Tax... Remus
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