So costs and budgets again take priority over human lives following the announcement of ‘inevitable changes required to the Fire Service frontline protection.’ Why is it inevitable?

We are told the Dorset Service has contained costs significantly below the national average but somebody, somewhere has it seems arbitrarily decided it’s not enough.

So, ‘setting a balanced budget’ in the eyes of the budget setters is more important than increasing the risk to the Dorset population through fire. How can anyone propose that is a sensible way forward, especially in these traumatic times?

Martin Ridley