Anger still flares at fire cuts

ALTHOUGH it was disbanded last month, there is still anger about the end of Suffolk's firefighting at sea team.Today the daughter of the man who founded it – former fire chief Howard Griffiths – has added her voice to the protests.

ALTHOUGH it was disbanded last month, there is still anger about the end of Suffolk's firefighting at sea team.

Today the daughter of the man who founded it – former fire chief Howard Griffiths – has added her voice to the protests.

"The service was set up in the 1960s and it seems such a shame that it's being disbanded for the sake of £9,000 a year," said Rosalind Wood.

"When you think of all the people on that ferry last month, it seems ridiculous that the firefighters won't be able to go out in future.

"The service was set up by my father and Arthur Bloomfield who was his deputy.

"He is still alive and we saw him earlier this month in Spain and told him what had happened – he thought the service was very important."

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Mrs Wood sent in a coupon to the Star backing the call for the service to be retained.

We received more than 100 coupons, but despite the public outcry the county council went ahead with the disbanding of the service.