Firefighters to protest against planned cuts in Lincoln

Firefighters in Lincolnshire are calling on members of the public to support them in campaigning to oppose proposed cuts to their service.

Firefighters are protesting in Lincoln city centre today Credit: Barry Batchelor/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Members of the Fire Brigades Union are protesting in Lincoln city centre later, and they are asking the public to join them.

It's taking place at 11am by the war memorial on the corner of St Benedict's Square and the High Street.

The jobs of dozens of firefighters are threatened by these cuts proposals, and the FBU are absolutely right in organising this protest to defend their members' livelihoods.

But these cuts will have a serious effect on the public too and the services that our communities receive. Under the proposed cuts plans, Lincolnshire residents will have to wait longer for a fire engine after they've called 999, and when one shows up, there'll be less firefighters on board.

We're calling on members of the public to unite together with the FBU to stop these cuts proposals and defend our fire services.

– Elaine Smith, Defend Our Fire Services spokesperson