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To: Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority

Stop the downgrading of night time fire cover at Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre Fire Stations

UPDATE: 27/01/19

Plans to close fire stations that 'would have resulted in deaths' SCRAPPED

Walton MP Dan Carden said it was "fantastic news" for Merseyside, and an "inspiring example of people power" that will save lives.

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/plans-close-fire-stations-would-15739438

Stop the downgrading of night time fire cover at Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre Fire Stations

We the undersigned demand Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority reverse its decision to downgrade night time fire cover from Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre fire stations.

Why is this important?

Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority have elected to bring forward its proposal to downgrade night time fire cover from Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre fire stations.

Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre fire appliances currently provide 24/7 immediate response fire cover, the proposal is to close Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre fire stations for 12 hours at night.
During those times Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre residents will have to rely on fire engines from other areas being available, as Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre firefighters will be mobilised from home on a 30 minutes turn out time to stand by at predetermined locations.

The removal of night-time fire cover at Wallasey and City Centre Fire Stations will inevitably lead to increased attendance times, more preventable injuries and more preventable deaths.

Following on from the tragic events of Grenfell Tower it is the firm belief of the Fire Brigades Union that cuts to our Fire and Rescue Services have gone too far, and not only must they cease, they must be reversed. Proposals to downgrade night time fire cover at Wallasey and Liverpool City Centre fire stations not only risk the lives of members of the public but those of the Firefighters who serve them.


Reasons for signing

  • A few years ago the city centre was basically all category “A” risk. Since then we have built for more hotels flats, multi occupancy buildings. And they want to downgrade fire cover. It is a catastrophe waiting to happen, will these politicians who are putting their name to this and they willing to except that if there is loss of life that they will stand up in court and defend what they’ve done and risk going to jail.
  • Don’t put a price on life Fire-Fighters joun to save lives and protect property.. Let them do just that..
  • Please SIGN this for the men and women that keep us safe and RISK their LIVES 🌹👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🇬🇧❤️

Updates

2019-01-28 17:08:02 +0000
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Petition is successful with 8,328 signatures

2018-07-30 10:47:02 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2018-07-24 13:24:38 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2018-07-23 22:55:41 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-07-23 20:18:11 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-07-23 19:51:20 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-07-23 19:40:38 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-07-23 19:26:58 +0100

10 signatures reached