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Fire services could save £200m

Fire and rescue services in England could save up to £200 million a year if they were operated more efficiently, according to a report.

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Matthew Hudson reports on radical plans that could shake up our fire service

Radical plans that could lead to a massive shake up in our fire service. The Government's former chief fire and rescue adviser claims the service is out of date and he is putting forward proposals aiming at saving £200 million a year.

But the Fire Brigades Union in our region has hit back - claiming this will lead to job losses which in turn could put more lives at risk.

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