The local branch of the terrorist sympathising, Britain hating, security threatening student protest group commonly known as the Labour Party were on the Corn Hill in Ipswich today, telling the public that they’re all going to be burnt alive because of the end of Suffolk having a fire service. This exercise in scaremongering is an integral part of their borough election campaign. Ipswich Labour are claiming lives are at risk because of cuts to the fire Service. But the facts are as follows.
There are two fire stations in Ipswich. They are Ipswich East fire station, East Ipswich and Princes Street fire station , Central Ipswich. At Ipswich East fire station There are three fire engines , one crewed by full – time firefighters and two crewed by on – call firefighters. There are also three specialist response vehicles – aerial ladder platform / operational support unit / incident response unit. At Princes Street fire station There are three fire engines, two crewed by full – time firefighters and one crewed by on – call firefighters . One of the three fire engines is also equipped as an enhanced rescue tender. A specialist water rescue vehicle is based at the station. In 2014/15 Ipswich crews responded to 1,285 emergency callouts within the Ipswich response area; 624 (49 %) of the calls were false alarms. The vehicles detailed above were deployed on 1,992 occasions; some of these deployments were outside of the Ipswich response area.
The proposals are to retain the two fire stations in Ipswich and remove three of the six fire engines. This would provide Ipswich with a full – time fire engine at Princes Street and two fire engines at Ipswich East. One with full – time and one with on – call firefighters . Redevelopment or reprovision of the Princes Street fire station is also proposed . Reprovision would provide opportunity to build a new fire station in the centre of Ipswich, part funded by central government finance. Both options proposed are to be shared blue – light stations with emergency service partners.
Another thing is the fact that you can’t have a good fire service without a strong economy. If you want a good fire and rescue service then you must support the policies necessary for a strong and growing economy. This is why we must never let the terrorist sympathising, Britain hating, security threatening student protest group commonly known as the Labour Party near our national economy ever again and it is also imperative to get them away from the economy of Ipswich. There is a direct correlation between high multiples of deprivation and crime and the potential for a fire to occur in the home.
The 2014 report ‘ The State of Ipswich ’ uses the following areas as comparators for Ipswich Borough ; Harlow District, Colchester Borough, Luton Borough, Exeter City and Gloucester City .
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