Concern over proposed loss of fire engine at Kendal

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KENDAL Town Council has written to Cumbria County Council opposing proposals to cut one of Kendal’s two fire engines.

The letter states: “We accept that the number of traditional fires is falling. However, we believe the role of Kendal Fire Station in motorway accident provision has been overlooked.”

It said a ‘preferred option’ would be to close Staveley Fire Station, which has problems recruiting retained firefighters, and keep two vehicles at Kendal.

A county council spokesperson said the risk assessment it had carried out, which showed the number of callouts was on the decrease, took into account all incidents, not just fires.

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4:48pm Sun 12 Jan 14

Grumpyoldbiker says...

Not only do we have the M6, the major road artery between England and Scotland, but also the West Coast Main Line. Pleased the County Council have looked into their crystal ball and can see no major incidents which will require assistance from Kendal when the sole engine remaining is out on another shout. The people of South Lakeland should take note come the next County elections and quiz their elected representatives accordingly.
Not only do we have the M6, the major road artery between England and Scotland, but also the West Coast Main Line. Pleased the County Council have looked into their crystal ball and can see no major incidents which will require assistance from Kendal when the sole engine remaining is out on another shout. The people of South Lakeland should take note come the next County elections and quiz their elected representatives accordingly. Grumpyoldbiker
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