NSW FIRE BUDGET CUTS UPDATE
Today, like every other day in NSW (and increasingly across the world) the NSW Liberal government closes fire stations to save money. It’s a game of Russion Roulette that continues to shoot towards unaware communities until that inevitable bullet finds a victim.
Here’s an example of the shifty movement of fire trucks and firefighters that goes on daily to help hide what’s going on:
The following fire stations, trucks and staffing occurred today in Sydney due to the Liberal govt cuts to NSW fire budgets:
Glebe Ladder truck shut for the day
St Andrews Ladder shutdown
Campbelltown fire truck shutdown
Maroubra fire station shut
Drummoyne fire truck shutdown
City of Sydney fire truck ‘Runner1’ shutdown
The Rocks fire station was closed and sent to Campbelltown
Leichhardt fire station closed and sent to Drummoyne
Sydney city’s ladder truck removed from city and sent to St Andrews
That means that the vacant fire stations/trucks today in Sydney alone are:
-Castlereagh St City (1 x fire truck and 1 x ladder truck missing)
-Glebe ladder truck.
This is happening nearly every day due to Liberal Govt budget cuts. Meanwhile, car accidents, bushfires, factory fires, industrial accidents, house fires, and hazardous material incidents are still occurring as much as they used to.
As an example, only this week we’ve had incidents where accidents and fires have happened in the very areas where fire stations were shut. Neighbouring fire stations were sent to respond, but got there slower than the closed station would have had they been given the opportunity to get there.
If you agree that FRNSW Fire Stations need to be open, staffed and resourced to be effective then please let the Emergency Services Minister know how you feel about Fire Station closures and please SHARE this:
Phone (02) 8574 6500
Fax (02) 9339 5522