Fire chiefs poised to scrap station closure plans

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Fire chiefs look set to abandon cost-cutting proposals to close scores of stations across Derbyshire – after a public outcry.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service (DFRS) had planned to close 19 stations across the county – including in Dronfield, Matlock and Alfreton – and axe 80 full-time firefighter roles.

In addition, the plans suggested closing Chesterfield’s recently-opened multi-million pound Braidwood Way base – and opening a new station elsewhere in the town.

 

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