Friday, 7 September 2012

An Ode to Simon Pilling (Chief Fire Officer)

An Ode to Simon *Pilling

Simple Simon* met a fireman looking at a fire
Said simple Simon* to the fire man, “those flames are getting higher”
Said the fire man to simple Simon*  “we haven’t got a hope
Those IRMP plans you passed are really not a joke”

 Said simple Simon*to the fireman –“ I don’t know what you mean
These cuts in staff and engines, it will make us slick and lean!”
Said the fire man to simple Simon* – “oh no you’ve got it wrong
With increased tavel time and less staff too –  soon it will go all wrong”

This fire will spread,   we have no staff to help us  put it out
These cuts you love will kill a child,  the politicians shout
“It wasn’t us it, was that man – he told us what to do
And Simon* got it wrong it seems  – and now what shall we do?”

If Simon* wasn’t simple but a decent man with faith
We  wouldn’t have to write this poem  (And our homes would  all be safe!)

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They  are contactable by phone on  07530939354  
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5 comments:

  1. They axe services but continue to line the pockets of the top table. An asistant chief fire officer is soon to retire - an opportunity to downsize maybe - NO! He is to be replaced....... which seems distinctly unfair to me.

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  2. yes we need the fire station to be kept not closed is it live or money if there a big fire in Leeds ie like the incinerator last year were would Leeds be then ?

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  3. Then send us your details and we can show you how to become more involved....... if ever there was a need for a co-ordinated response this is the time.

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