Leicestershire firefighters have said it is their moral duty to fight proposals to cut services in the county after Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service published its Integrated Risk Management Plan.
The â€˜Proposals for Changeâ€™ document contains several proposals that would cut three fire engines, reduce the number of firefighters per fire engine, disband the resilience team and force firefighters to be on duty for 24 hours plus.
Graham Vaux, secretary of the FBU in Leicestershire, said: â€œWe cannot allow these proposals to be accepted. It is our moral duty to fight for the safety of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
â€œThe fire services document makes a number of unqualified sweeping statements and general assertions based upon a selective use of data.
â€œThe FBU are keen to work with management to develop alternative proposals to save money that can be achieved safely. These current proposals are not safe for the public or firefighters.â€
In a detailed response to these plans the FBU in Leicestershire point out:
You can read the FBU in Leicestershireâ€™s report here.
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