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Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb to be sacked

EU ruling will restrict fire safety and put lives at risk - Telegraph

The time they are on call is calculated by Brussels as part of their working week. Around 90 per cent of Britain is protected by retained firefighters.

So my local station instead of relying on roughly two crews who take it in turn to be available as they go about their normal work and rest will need four full time crews to cover the whole week? The present volunteers will be sacked if they choose their normal interesting jobs rather than sitting unwanted in the firestation night after night and who will replace them? I suppose this will be seen as a triumph of EU job creation.


This has been getting a lot of coverage in Scotland. Highlands and Islands Fire Brigade covers a huge area but only has one full time fire station, in Inverness, all the rest of the area is covered by retained and volunteer firemen.

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