Details of job cuts at the Trumpton Fire Brigade were made today in the following statement from the town clerk, Mr Troop:
"I regret to announce that firemen Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub will be offered redundancy in line with our overall job cuts programme. We feel a fire fighting force of Pugh, Pugh, Barney and McGrew should be sufficient for our needs if we combine our efforts with the nearby Camberwick Green emergency services to ensure safety is not compromised. It was a difficult decision as Mrs Lovelace's pekingese dogs need rescuing nearly every episode, Chippy Winton's wood shed is a constant hazard and Mr Platt the clockmaker has dangerous chemicals on this premises."
Fire Chief, Captain Flack said that Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub were not available for comment, but he thought Cuthbert and Grub would apply to join Fireman Sam at the Tonypandy Fire Brigade. Flack also thought it was likely that Dibble would return to his old police beat in America to resume his antics with Top Cat and his gang.