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Aerial ladder needed just once.

AN AERIAL ladder platform was only needed once out of 27 call-outs in the Llandudno area, the fire service said.

In March 2012, with the pending departure of the oldest ALP at Llandudno imminent, the authority decided to locate the three remaining ALPs at Bangor, Rhyl and Wrexham, despite protests from hoteliers and councillors in Llandudno.

Temporary Assistant Chief Fire Officer Richard Fairhead said: "It's now been a complete financial year since the reduction of ALPs from four to three."

Mr Fairhead said: "There have been 27 ALP mobilisations into the Llandudno area since adopting a 30 minute attendance standard. Of these 27 the ALP mobilised as part of a Pre-Determined Attendance (PDA) on 25 occasions. Of these 27 occasions, the ALP was returned to its base station on 23 occasions before reaching the incident as it was no longer required.

"The ALP attended four incidents and was deployed at three. Of the four attendances, two were carried out under blue light conditions and on both occasions the ALP was in attendance in less than 30 minutes, which is within the Authority's standard.

"The ALP was only deployed at one of these incidents."
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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:May 14, 2013
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