Hundreds of people marched through Penrith to urge Cumbria County Councillors to vote against restructuring 5 Cumbrian fire stations. Under plans, Penrith, Workington, Whitehaven, Maryport and Kendal would lose 1 of 2 fire engines.
Firefighters protesting in Penrith say "lives could be put at risk" if plans to axe one of the town's fire engines goes ahead.
The consultation hasn't finished and it's really important to look at all the alternative suggestions that have been made but these are really tough times and we didn't make the propositions lightly. I didn't walk with the march but it's important to listen to how the public feel here today.
"Both our appliances were in Carlisle at a warehouse fire. In order to attend that, Patterdale had to come up to deal with an incident at Rheged. This morning Kendal have been out - if their second pump was not there who would cover the area?"
Retained firefighters from Penrith are marching through the town on Saturday protesting about plans to cut one of their fire engines. Cumbria County Council says the proposals are based on evidence, not financial savings.