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Concern over proposed loss of fire engine at Kendal
12:27pm Wednesday 8th January 2014 in News
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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