– Fire Brigades Union
This is being driven by central government cuts. We estimate it will lead to the loss of around 100 firefighter jobs. There are serious implications or public safety. Our average response times to incidents - 8 minutes - is already well over the national average. These cuts will make matters worse."
Kent Fire and Rescue Service has announced it needs to make 10-million pounds worth of cuts over the next three years. Union officials say it could see up to 100 jobs axed.