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The government could be risking people's lives if it doesn't protect fire prevention schemes from cuts, the firefighters' union warned today.
It follows a report by the Local Government Association, which says our fire services may have to cut their spending by a third within the next few years.
Ministers say frontline services will be protected, but there are fears for the other work that firefighters do, as Ben Chapman reports.
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The Fire Minister Brandon Lewis has released a statement after a report by the Local Government Association said that community safety schemes, like fitting free smoke alarms, could could come under threat if proposed budget cuts are implemented to fire brigades.
Budget cuts will leave the region's fire services unable to spend time preventing house fires, and could put lives in danger, according to the firefighters' union.
A report by the Local Government Association says fire brigades across the country will have to cut their spending by a third within the next five years.
The report also says community safety schemes, like fitting free smoke alarms, could could come under threat if proposed budget cuts are implemented.
Pete Wilcox, from the Fire Brigades Unions, spoke to ITV News about the effect that the cuts could have.
The Local Government Association is warning that vital community services could be at risk because of cuts to regional fire service budgets in England.
The Association say that the proposed cuts could mean that less money will be available for work such as testing smoke alarms and providing safety advice.