A war of words has broken out over the future of the fire service across Devon and Somerset.
On the one hand, the Fire Brigades Union says lives will be put at risk if some full time firefighters are replaced with part time ones.
On the other, fire service managers say they have no choice but to make the cuts, because of a loss of Government funding.
Jeff Welch reports now on today's developments at a meeting in Clyst St George.
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