Seven years of drastic cuts to fire services including reductions in personnel and the closure of fire stations have brought the fire brigade to the brink. An immediate reversal of this policy and increased investment is now a priority, writes DIANE ABBOTT
FIREFIGHTERS and police are turning to a charity for support for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) amid reports of managers mishandling the cases of mental health issues among their front-line workers.
THE Fire Brigades Union slammed former London mayor Boris Johnson yesterday, pointing out that his slashing of counselling services available to firefighters will affect those left traumatised by the Grenfell Tower fire.
The union hit out after London fire commissioner Dany Cotton...