Job cuts at WM Fire Service

West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service has announced more than 30 job cuts and the decommissioning of four fire engines because of budget cutbacks.

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Fire service demonstrate fire engine replacements

The new Brigade Response Vehicle which are in replace of four fire engines Credit: ITV Central

West Midlands Fire Service has been demonstrating the new smaller vehicles it plans to replace four fire engines with.

It's been confirmed by the service that 34 firefighter posts are being cut, and four fire engines are being taken off the road.

Equipment including cutting gear inside the BRV Credit: ITV Central

In their place will be smaller Brigade Response Vehicles (BRVs). Eighteen posts are being cut in Coventry, and 16 firefighter roles will go in Birmingham.

The service says it will not make anyone redundant, but positions will not be filled when people leave.

Hose reels and pumps at the back of the BRV Credit: ITV Central
The new vehicles are being introduced to cut costs Credit: ITV Central

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