The new Fire Station covering the whole of Spelthorne in Surrey was closed recently, due to not having enough Firefighters to crew either of the two Fire Engines or crew the Water Rescue Units.
It beggars belief that after spending almost 4 million pounds on a new, all-singing, all-dancing Fire Station that only opened in August last, that Surrey Fire & Rescue Service cannot now crew!
This is due to years of budget cuts by Surrey County Council and poor top tier management of the service.
So, Surrey Fire & Rescue Senior Leadership Teams answer this?
- Push Surrey County Council to correctly fund the Fire & Rescue Service paid for by the public, ensure ALL Fire Stations are fully crewed with the correct amount of fully trained staff, with the correct equipment, to help and protect the communities they serve.
- Propose cutting seven fire engines at night (Spelthorne, Camberley, Woking, Banstead, Painshill, Egham, Guildford), attempting to make us, the public believe, that this is a more effective, safer way of working. Using the leftover Firefighters to prop up other Fire Stations and prop up Fire Safety departments.
We will let you decide.
REMOVING FIRE ENGINES AT NIGHT IS NOT SAFE.
THE FIGHT TO KEEP TWO FIRE ENGINES 24 HOURS A DAY 365 DAYS A YEAR IN SPELTHORNE CONTINUES.