Fire service budget cuts

According to the firefighters' union, proposed budget cuts will leave the region's fire services unable to spend time preventing house fires, and will put people's lives in danger.

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Full Report: Fire service budget cuts

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.

You can watch his full report below.

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