North Yorkshire at ‘critical’ risk as fire coverage declines

Peter Lazenby - 06 January 2019

EMERGENCY fire cover in rural North Yorkshire has reached a “critical” stage, putting lives at risk after years of cuts to front-line firefighters.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) made the warning yesterday following delayed responses to call-outs over Christmas and New Year. Steve Howley, FBU secretary in the county, said a lack of full-time firefighters had seen fire engines “mothballed,” with no crews to operate them.... See more

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