Reforming or merging the south's fire services could save 'millions of pounds'.
An independent review says call outs have dropped significantly over the last ten years but there has been no reduction in spending or the number of firefighters.
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, alone, needs to make cuts of seven million pounds over the next four years and has welcomed today's report.
Oxford and Berkshire will merge next year to save money while Kent Fire Service has already carried out major changes.
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