No smoke without fire

Pete Gregory
October 2010

On Thursday 30th September 2010 on BBC Radio 4's ‘You and Yours’ show, Peter Holland, President of the Chief Fire Officers Association, put forward a proposal for the fire service to take over and run the emergency side of the ambulance service (BBC Radio 4, 2010). His suggestion was that it would save money, provide a better service and improve response times-but at a time when the coalition is set to announce significant cuts in funding of some government departments, is the proposal more about saving fire service jobs than improving performance?

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