Scotland Has More Than Twice The Number Of Firefighters Per Head Of Population As England

Scotland has 6,409 firefighters while England has 35,620. So, England has 10 times the population but only 5.5 times the number of firefighters. Before the Tory cuts, the ratio would have been 7 times as opposed to 10 times. Bearing in mind Scotland’s larger area per head of population, that might not seem unreasonable.