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HX55 KEJ Waterlooville Volvo
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No: 40717   Contributor:   Year: 2017   Manufacturer: Volvo   Country: United Kingdom
HX55 KEJ Waterlooville Volvo

Waterlooville Fire Station Open day Sept 2017. waterlooville is a growing town in Hampshire, north of Portsmouth. For many yaers it was a retained station then gained a wholetime day manned crew. It has now returned to retained only.
Picture added on 14 September 2017 at 16:19
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And doesn't that tell us everything about fire service cuts? A growing town that required its fire station to be upgraded to day crewing but now downgraded back to retained status. Politicians playing with peoples lives.

Added by Andy Fish on 14 September 2017.
Andy: Depressing news!

According to Wikepedia, Waterlooville has a population of 64, 000 people.

The Hampshire Fire Service website identifies this station as having two pumpers and twenty four retained firefighters.

Hanau, a German town with almost exactly the same size population, is also protected by on call firefighters, who are actually all unpaid volunteers.

So what's the difference?

Waterlooville has one fire station with two pumpers and 24 firefighters. Hanau has eight fire stations, six pumps, four rescue pumps, three water tenders, two aerials, six rescue and/or equipment trucks, two pod carriers, seven pods and several command and personnel vans, staffed by 212 active operational on-call volunteers.

Interesting comparison, it would seem....



Added by Rob Johnson on 17 October 2017.
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