It was an honour to have the opportunity to meet some of the professional firefighters who do such invaluable, challenging work at the FBU Love Your Firefighters event last night.
The maintenance of a world class, professional fire and rescue service is something I strongly support. All members of Parliament should support our fire and rescue services, in the interests of both public and firefighter safety.
Two films were shown at the event. ‘Operator’ (bit.ly/2dtilVA) won the Bafta short film award last year (2016) for its depiction of a control room operator taking an emergency fire call. ‘The Firefighters’ Dilemma’ (bit.ly/2sek2dr) was made this year to convey the stress fire crews are under when they turn out to a fire if they have to wait for a second fire engine before entering the premises due to service cuts. If you are interested I'd encourage you to have a watch.