MP demands probe after fire engine ordered from Cumbria to incident near Bolton

MP Tim Farron

MP Tim Farron

First published in News

AN MP is demanding the government step in to urgently review fire control systems after a probe was concluded into why the 999 call centre ordered firemen from Cumbria to attend an emergency near Bolton.

The mistake was made by the North West Fire Control Centre in Warrington, which now handles emergency calls across the country and replaces a system of local switchboards.

The Fire Brigades Union has claimed lives are being put at risk because of “failings” at the centre, which opened in May.

Westmorland and Lonsdale MP Tim Farron said: “This project is a white elephant and I hope the secretary of state, Eric Pickles, will urgently look at this new evidence and agree to a review of the situation.”

Firefighter Ben Jones, a union representative, added: “We agree that a review must be undertaken to ascertain exactly what is wrong with this system.”

A NWFC spokesman said: “No fire engine was sent from Carlisle East to attend an incident at the Rivington Reservoir.

“The confusion seems to surround a printout message sent to Carlisle East but this was immediately recognised as a mistake.”

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10:10am Sat 30 Aug 14

oftbewildered2 says...

nothing like local knowledge for directing emergency vehicles.
nothing like local knowledge for directing emergency vehicles. oftbewildered2
  • Score: 4

11:05am Sat 30 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

I Have Told Friends And Family, If I Ever Need Emergency Treatment To Phone Me A Blinking Taxi To Take Me To Hospital. The Ballroom Dancing Is Going To Put Me In Hos, I Hate Woman.
I Have Told Friends And Family, If I Ever Need Emergency Treatment To Phone Me A Blinking Taxi To Take Me To Hospital. The Ballroom Dancing Is Going To Put Me In Hos, I Hate Woman. Gore Seer
  • Score: -3

5:28pm Sat 30 Aug 14

JustBecause says...

Tim, the country is in a mess have you got nothing else to do you self publicising attention seeker?
Tim, the country is in a mess have you got nothing else to do you self publicising attention seeker? JustBecause
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Sat 30 Aug 14

keithyno.1 says...

Gore Seer wrote:
I Have Told Friends And Family, If I Ever Need Emergency Treatment To Phone Me A Blinking Taxi To Take Me To Hospital. The Ballroom Dancing Is Going To Put Me In Hos, I Hate Woman.
So, The King Of The Capital Letters Turns Out To Be A Misogynist...
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: I Have Told Friends And Family, If I Ever Need Emergency Treatment To Phone Me A Blinking Taxi To Take Me To Hospital. The Ballroom Dancing Is Going To Put Me In Hos, I Hate Woman.[/p][/quote]So, The King Of The Capital Letters Turns Out To Be A Misogynist... keithyno.1
  • Score: 1

9:50pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Citizen Cane says...

This must be the ultimate non-story. The actual headline should read : Fire service controller bozo makes mistake; mistake spotted; bozo should be fired - why hasn't he/she been fired?
This must be the ultimate non-story. The actual headline should read : Fire service controller bozo makes mistake; mistake spotted; bozo should be fired - why hasn't he/she been fired? Citizen Cane
  • Score: -1

10:56pm Sat 30 Aug 14

philipwalduck says...

Wasn't this incident several weeks ago?
Wasn't this incident several weeks ago? philipwalduck
  • Score: 0

9:14am Sun 31 Aug 14

Gore Seer says...

keithyno.1 wrote:
Gore Seer wrote:
I Have Told Friends And Family, If I Ever Need Emergency Treatment To Phone Me A Blinking Taxi To Take Me To Hospital. The Ballroom Dancing Is Going To Put Me In Hos, I Hate Woman.
So, The King Of The Capital Letters Turns Out To Be A Misogynist...
I Am A Philogyny.
[quote][p][bold]keithyno.1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: I Have Told Friends And Family, If I Ever Need Emergency Treatment To Phone Me A Blinking Taxi To Take Me To Hospital. The Ballroom Dancing Is Going To Put Me In Hos, I Hate Woman.[/p][/quote]So, The King Of The Capital Letters Turns Out To Be A Misogynist...[/p][/quote]I Am A Philogyny. Gore Seer
  • Score: -1

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