Fire service faces cuts

Devon and Somerset fire service is losing 17% of its government grant over the next two years, meaning it has to find £5.5 million worth of savings. It's led to concerns that lives will be put at risk.

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Fire Service to announce savings plan

Cuts are being made due to a reduction in government grants Credit: ITV West

Devon and Somerset Fire Service is planning to save £3.4 million in the next financial year.

They also want to save another £2 million the year after that. They're having to make the cuts because of a reduction in their government grant. The details of the savings plan will be announced this morning.

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