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Stanley supports protest by fire fighters

24 February, 2015 - by Brian Stanley TD

Speaking at a protest organised at the Dáil this afternoon by fire fighters, Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley said:

“Government proposals the Keeping Communities Safe if implemented will diminish the effectiveness of the fire services to respond.”

“I am very concerned about the proposed impact of the proposals on fire services in rural areas. The proposal to reduce fire crews from a minimum of six to four will remove the ability of crews to respond to emergency situations or to provide even the most basic service.”

“I am also concerned that increasing charges for each callout in rural counties is deterring people from dialling 999 even when there are high risks involved.” 

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