Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, will this week visit the City’s Fire Station and meet firefighters from Green Watch, as well as Group Commander Stuart Smith and Station Commander Danny Kelly. The visit will be an opportunity to speak with some of the crew and hear more about the type of incidents they respond to, as well as the growing challenges for the service.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “I am delighted to be visiting the City’s Fire Station once again, and to get the opportunity to meet some of the firefighters that are stationed here and thank them for what they are doing for the residents of Cambridge.”
“Communities up and down the country owe firefighters a great deal for the service they are providing. Every day, men and women are putting their lives on the line in order to save others.”
“Since 2010, we have seen 9,000 firefighters been taken away from the front line at a time when incident rates are increasing. This is simply unacceptable and another example of this Government asking our public services to do more with less.”
The City Fire Station was redeveloped in collaboration with the Fire Authority and Grosvenor developers in 2010. The old station was demolished with the new fire station opening in June 2013. The site is now home to the new Fire Station and residential apartments located above.