Austerity has meant the hollowing out of many public services, to levels which the staff who work in them believe to be unsafe.
UNISON is sharing here the Fire Brigade Union’s response to WSCC’s public consultation on its Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP). The FBU highlights that the Fire & Rescue Service in West Sussex has:
- Seen £7million cut from its budget;
- Lost 26% of its workforce;
- Has 11 fewer fire appliances;
- See a decline in response standards.
If you wish to respond to the IRMP consultation, you have until 28th May to do so.