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Save your Fire Service in Northumberland

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We the undersigned are totally opposed to the proposals set out for public consultation by Northumberland County Council to implement further devastating cuts on Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service. These cuts follow on from over a decade of cuts and efficiency savings sustained and implemented by the Service in an attempt to meet the Government budgetary constraints and the austerity agenda.

The proposals will mean;

·         The removal  of West Hartford’s on-call fire engine

·         The loss of 24 fire-fighter posts

·         The closure of Haydon Bridge Fire Station and loss of their fire engine

·         The removal of two fire engines and reduction in response ability through the down-sizing of further appliances and reduction in crew sizes responding to incidents will place the public of and visitors to Northumberland, together with the firefighters that work to protect our communities at greater risk.

We call on the County Council to reverse their proposals and fight for appropriate funding mechanisms from Central Government for the fire service that properly reflects the need of the communities and Service.

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