Performance indicators presented to the Fire Authority show that arson, rescues and fire related injuries have shown significant increases. Projections show that the trend towards less total activity has now plateaued with only a drop from 22124 (average between 2012 and 2015) and a projected total by April 2016 of 22041. As further cuts are made to our resources the public will face delayed response times and we will be put at greater risk from arriving later (on average) our support crews being busier and further away or on call from home.
Paul Drinkwater (Chair FBU West Yorkshire)
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