Points on the proposed Tyne & Wear Fire Brigade Cuts:

No One Left Behind

This article is based on information provided by the Tyne & Wear FBU and other reliable sources:

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1. Sunderland City Centre, Wallsend and Gosforth stations will be closed (one new station between Wallsend & Gosforth will be build to replace them). This will be the first time Sunderland City Centre is without a station for over 100 years. The remaining stations will have their patches extended, which will stretch their capabilities and result in longer response times. Sunderland station is close to Sunderland Docks and other heaving industry which incurs greater fire risks.

2. 131 fire fighters will lose their jobs through natural wastage. These will not transfer to reserves, they will be totally gone. No new fire fighters will be recruited until 2018, it takes 3 years to train a new fire fighter, which means that their will be no new personnel until 2021. The current average age of…

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