Government putting us all at risk says firefighters’ leader

Government putting us all at risk says firefighters’ leader

At a demonstration in central London today against fire service cuts and changes in firefighters’ pension arrangements which will force firefighters to work until they are 60 instead of 55, Fire Brigades Union General Secretary Matt Wrack said the government was putting everyone’s safety at risk.

“The government is putting us all at risk, first by slashing the fire service, and second by forcing firefighters to work beyond the age at which they can physically do the job,” Mr Wrack told the demonstrators.