FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES
Labour Manifesto 2017:
Labour will halt cuts to the Fire Service. The Conservatives have cut 10,000 firefighter jobs and closed dozens of fire stations. As a result, response times have got slower and lives have been put at risk.
Labour will recruit 3,000 new firefighters, review staffing levels, and consult on national minimum standards for the service. We will reinstate separate governance arrangements for Fire and Police Services.
We will give the Fire and Rescue Services a statutory duty to co-ordinate and respond to floods.
Fire & Rescue Service Matters (FBU)
Emergency Service Cuts put in sharp focus after London fire (Guardian)