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To: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority

Stop cuts to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

We have some fantastic news. On Monday, South Yorkshire Fire Authority voted against cutting the number of firefighters riding a fire engine from five to four.

Together, we've saved 84 firefighter jobs and helped to keep South Yorkshire residents safe. We couldn't have done it without your support.

We oppose the proposed plans for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service to cut the number of firefighters crewing a fire appliance from 5 to 4. We call on South Yorkshire Fire Authority to:

1. Reject the proposed plan to cut fire engine crews
2. Lobby the government for proper funding for South Yorkshire fire service

Why is this important?

South Yorkshire Fire Authority is planning to save up to £4 million a year by cutting the number of firefighters crewing a fire appliance from five to four.

This change will see the loss of 83 jobs and put the lives of people in South Yorkshire at risk.

Five is the minimum number of firefighters needed to safely tackle a blaze and to rescue a member of the public trapped inside a burning building. Committing fewer firefighters to an incident risks leaving those inside with less support in a life or death situation.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say the only other alternative is to slow down response times by reducing the number of fire engines immediately available. It is unacceptable that budget shortfalls will result in firefighters and the public being put at greater risk.

South Yorkshire

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Reasons for signing

  • Yet another example of Tory wickedness and stupidity destroying our country and ruining lives. Privatisation of essential services is wasteful, stupid and disgusting.
  • WE NEED OUR ESSENTIAL SERVICES, BUT WE DON'T NEED CORRUPTED MP's WHO FIDDLE THEIR EXPENSES AND ARE ALLOWED TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR CRIMES BY COURTS & JUDGES IN THE UK.... JUST LIKE VIRGIN & AMAZON WHO GET AWAY WITHOUT PAYING PROPER OVERDUE TAXES AND THIS TORY GOVERNMENT ALLOW THEM TO GET AWAY WITH CRIME OF NOT PAYING THEIR TAXES WHICH WILL HELP OUR ESSENTIAL SERVICES LIKE THE FIRE SERVICE & OUR NHS & THE POLICE....
  • It defies belief that South Yorkshire Fire Service wants to cut the number of firefighters crewing a fire appliance from 5 to 4. Local people want more firefighters on the ground, not a surfeit of administrators in receipt of immorally high salaries behind the scenes.

Updates

2019-09-18 12:36:10 +0100

Petition is successful with 10,246 signatures

2019-08-14 20:17:47 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-04-16 20:21:12 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-04-16 08:56:06 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-04-12 22:10:24 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-04-12 20:19:12 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-04-12 19:43:31 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-04-12 19:23:10 +0100

10 signatures reached