Fire service cuts consultation extended

Proposals for cuts to Devon and Somerset fire service include 150 less firemen and smaller engines.
Proposals for cuts to Devon and Somerset fire service include 150 less firemen and smaller engines. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A public consultation on cuts to Devon and Somerset fire and rescue service has been extended until the end of this week.

The service needs to save more than £5 million over the next two years. The proposals include cutting 150 frontline firefighters, manning some fire stations part-time and using more cheaper fire engines.

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