Budget cuts = Increase in fire deaths

Public safety is in jeopardy as Fire Services in various parts of the world (including areas in Australia) cut budgets, refuse to recruit firefighters or, honour agreed staffing levels and in the case of Aviation Fire & Rescue in Australia endeavour to reduce establishment criteria , either because of funding reductions, apathy, ignorance or political interference; more people are dying or are destined to die as a result. Read on for the latest on this sad and deadly scenario, from our comrades in the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in the U.K.

Dramatic increase in fire deaths

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