House of Commons
EDM #1472
Tabled 02 July 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House expresses gratitude for all the firefighters who battled grass gorse fires in Talsarnau and Llandecwyn over the last weekend in June 2018; praises firefighters from across Dwyfor Meirionnydd for their endless hard work in the face of mounting pressure on the service; notes the importance of retaining local fire stations in rural communities in order to maintain emergency service cover across the parliamentary constituency; further notes that local knowledge and expertise should be safeguarded in order to protect the public; and expresses concern that the potential loss of local firefighters with detailed knowledge of their patch could lead to a dangerous vacuum, amplifying the danger to life and property.