Fire service cuts consultation extended

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.