Not sure whom I am more disappointed about
- Boris in being a mayor who gets his priorities so wrong
- people who are too stupid to use incense sticks, honestly, really? What is so difficult with distinguishing those, or candles? Think, you are risking other people's lives.
Save London Fire Stations 10 (@SLFS10) will be holding another Red Balloon Event at the London High Court on 26 November to coincide with the judicial review of the decision to close these stations.
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Did you know that the average London 'Fire' Fighter attends one real fire per week?
Do you know what they do for the rest of the time? Me neither.
Did you know fire fighters are referred to as daffodils by the rest of the emergency services due to their tendency to hang around in bunches with yellow tops not doing very much?
Did you know that the police and ambulance service officers actually have to work during the night rather than being able to sleep while on duty? In fact, do you know any other job where you get paid to sleep?
zoomy, just for you, because you appear to be short of understanding, here's an answer to your question:
'Firefighters respond to emergency situations and primarily protect people, the environment and property from all types of accident and emergencies. They work closely with the local community to increase their level of fire safety awareness in order to help prevent fires and accidents occurring in the first place.
Firefighters promote fire safety and enforce fire safety standards in public and commercial premises by acting and advising on all matters relating to the protection of life and property from fire and other risks. Lectures, exercises, practice drills and other forms of training are an integral and ongoing part of the job.
-attending emergency incidents including fires, road accidents, floods, bomb incidents, spillages of -dangerous substances, and rail and air crashes;
rescuing trapped people and animals;
-minimising distress and suffering, including giving first aid before ambulance crews arrive;safeguarding their own and other people's personal safety at all times;
-responding quickly to unforeseen circumstances as they arise;
-cleaning up and checking the site after dealing with an incident;
-taking time to become familiar with local streets, roads and buildings around their own and nearby fire stations in order to respond to emergency calls with the utmost speed and efficiency;
-inspecting and maintaining the appliance (fire engine) and its equipment, assisting in the testing of fire hydrants and checking emergency water supplies;
-undertaking drills and physical training and taking part in training on techniques, use of equipment and related matters;
-maintaining the level of physical fitness necessary to carry out all the duties of a firefighter;
-maintaining links with the local community and educating and informing the public to help promote fire safety, e.g. giving talks in schools and to local organisations, and home visits to offer advice'.
I assume you were just trying to be provocative for the sake of it, but if not, I do hope that helps reduce your evident state of ignorance.
Firefighters have been so successful in their community work that the number of fires in London has drastically reduced, therefore they put out less fires, therefore they need less fire stations and fire appliances. Seems to make sense to me.
Should we still have a fire service infrastructure that was designed to protect London 100 odd years ago? Ot should it modernise the way it delivers it's service to better reflect the needs of London now and use its resources more effectively?
Perhaps they should work in offices and drive round in minis to do their community work, rather than operate from a fire station?
Maybe they don't need to send 2 fire appliances when someone reports a leak in their boiler?
Or maybe they should bury their heads in the sand?
I assume you are calling me ignorant and provocative because I have a different viewpoint to you. That's fine. I respect your viewpoint, I'm just stating some facts.