Fire safety concerns
Tuesday, 31st July, 2012Station Commander Scott Parker is worried that cuts to the NSW Fire and Rescue budget could result in local staff shortages.
Budget cuts could put city at risk
By Darrin Manuel
The city’s fire service could be at risk of intermittent closures and response time blowouts if the NSW Government goes ahead with plans to slash Fire and Rescue NSW’s budget.
Fire Brigade Employees Union (FBEU) President, Darin Sullivan, has predicted that some stations won’t be able to maintain safe staffing levels if the $64 million worth of cuts are made.
The FBEU said a cut in funding would leave stations unable to afford to call in replacement firefighters if staff are sick or on leave.
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