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New fire unit in help call

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

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A NEW small fire service vehicle was unable to deal with its first incident alone.

The unit was called out to a vehicle fire in Clase, but did not have the capability to extinguish the blaze and its crew needed to call for a full-sized engine from Morriston to attend, adding almost ten minutes until the fire was put out. Fire chiefs say the unit is intended to keep other vehicles available for more serious incidents.

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  • Funky_chicken  |  November 12 2012, 4:52PM

    Thank you phantom for sharing that link on northern Ireland fire service. I must say having read that I am flabbergasted! Can you just imagine working in such a rotten organisation, where bonuses are shared by only a select few, inherent bullying and not knowing who to trust, people willing to do anything for their next promotion, with no regard whatsoever for the people they are affecting?? I also thought the days where public money was flitted away frivolously on ineffective ideas and policies had long gone, and where the public purse was also used to make settlements in industrial tribunals et al!! Silly me! I'm just so glad I'm not a northern Irish taxpayer, and count myself so lucky I live in mid and west Wales............phew!!

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  • phantom  |  November 12 2012, 3:59PM

    Oh Dear!! Blodwyn, you seem to suggest that there are plenty of beans to spill with your comments? Also, by suggesting that an individual would have a 'price' to pay says to me that you would advocate the use of intimidation and threat? I do so very much hope that you are not one of the management within this organisation. Take a look at what is happening in Northern Ireland Fire Service. http://tinyurl.com/cx4uwut

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  • toolate  |  November 12 2012, 12:01AM

    Fireservice is fast becoming the 6th Emergency Service! Taxi on a Sat nite more use, and more reliable! Feel sorry for the Firemen to be honest!

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  • Blodwyn  |  November 11 2012, 10:15PM

    Hey Tisme, what "price" would it be to spill more beans ?

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  • Blodwyn  |  November 11 2012, 10:12PM

    Oh come on Tisme please, spill the beans lets hear more. The " price" must be right though lol

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  • Blodwyn  |  November 11 2012, 8:10PM

    Bit late Keith, think you might be off the HQ Xmas card list. That's made my day lol

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  • Blodwyn  |  November 11 2012, 4:35PM

    I love it when a member of an organisation makes comments on a web site and is daft enough to have his name in his profile! Oops Doh

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  • toolate  |  November 09 2012, 8:28PM

    Have i missed something here??? Is it April Fools Day??? The Fire Service are sending VANS with hardly any water to put fires out instead of Fire Engines??? HAHAHAHAHA.. They be sending them by The Bendy Bus next....

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  • Blodwyn  |  November 09 2012, 7:51PM

    News flash......news flash......fire....fire ......fire Big red fire engine with lots of water on it can't put out tyre fire in Fforestfach, had to have support for 30 odd days from 15 other fire engines from as far afield as Newtown, oh and they managed to find the fire!

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  • The_truth  |  November 08 2012, 10:24PM

    Hahaha mid and west Wales fire service is descending in to a laughing stock! This vehicle sounds like nothing more than a van with a watering can!!! Surely the firefighters can refuse to use the van on grounds of health and safety??

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