According to the newspaper, Get Reading, the earl was given a tour of the new £4 million headquarters and gave a speech stating:
“I am delighted to be able to come here and open these new headquarters for RBFRS. It is a vital service which it provides and I don’t wish to talk firefighters out of a job but I hope they are not needed. When they are called upon though I know they carry out a very professional job in whatever the circumstance.”
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