Extreme measures may be needed for RTAs

DEADLOCK over the fire strike may be risking arms and legs – literally.As firefighting unions were due to meet ministers today to discuss next week's strikes, reduced availability of specialist cutting equipment may mean limbs are more likely to be amputated in road crash situations, one of Suffolk's top emergency doctors has warned.

DEADLOCK over the fire strike may be risking arms and legs – literally.

As firefighting unions were due to meet ministers today to discuss next week's strikes, reduced availability of specialist cutting equipment may mean limbs are more likely to be amputated in road crash situations, one of Suffolk's top emergency doctors has warned.

Time was running out today on any hopes of averting the strikes which will start next Tuesday and run until Christmas Eve for a total of 36 days. Andy Gilchrist, general secretary of the FBU, said the Government only had a few days left to try to settle the dispute before lives were put at risk.

"They need to stop morally blackmailing professional firefighters and start genuine talks over pay."

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