Due to government cutbacks, the fire services at Camberwick Green and Trumpton have been amalgamated with those in Pontypandy.
There was anger in Trumpton as Captain Flack, Pugh, Pugh, Barney McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble and Grub were told of their redundancies. 'This will endanger lives,' said Pugh (or possibly Pugh). 'OK, so we've never actually put out a fire - but who will play the show out if not the Fire Brigade band? We're looking at the possibility of taking industrial action, and not playing the theme tune for 24 hours.'
Captain Flack said that it was possible that the redundant firemen could become a full-time band, and that an application to Britain's Got Talent was in 'an advanced stage.'
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Pontypandy fire service, Fireman Sam, said: 'This is f***ing stupid! Next thing you know I'll have to cover the f***ing Teletubbies and the Woodentops! I'm only one bloke with one f***ing hose! I can't be every-f***ing-where!'
In a statement to the press, the government said that they were working on a system where all the areas concerned would be covered by CGI firemen with magic powers to put out fires all over the country. The statement concluded that 'the Prime Minister has identified this option as the most realistic way ahead.'