Fire meeting to discuss cuts

West Yorkshire Fire Authority meets today to discuss proposals to axe 200 firefighters, close stations and lose fire engines. The Fire Brigade Union claims the cuts will slow response times, and that a few seconds delay can be the difference between saving a life and failing to save it.

But fire chiefs claim the proposals, although radical, would improve fire engine response times in 23 higher risk areas

200 jobs could be at risk Credit: Calendar news

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