Reacting to the fire at Didcot B power station where firefighters worked overnight to contain the blaze and secure the site Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: â€œFirefighters worked brilliantly throughout the night to tackle a very dangerous fire that had the potential to cost human life.
â€œIâ€™d like to praise firefighters for their dedication and professionalism in the face of such a daunting task.
â€œAn incident of this nature shows again how important a fully resourced, professional fire service is – something that this government does not seem to understand.
â€œSince 2010 over 5,000 firefighter jobs have been lost, 39 fire stations have been closed and response times have increased.
â€œDavid Cameron should understand that firefighters cannot be expected to continue giving the world class service, like they did in Didcot last night, without the service being properly funded.â€
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