Fire service restructure proposal revealed

fifty firefighters and four fire engines could be lost across the county.

Proposals were announced by Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service this weeek.

Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive of Derbyshire Fire Authority, Sean Frayne, said: “These are very difficult times for Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and for fire and rescue services nationally.

“We believe that this new structure will enable us to reduce our expenditure as required by the Government’s comprehensive spending review but will also enable us to keep the people of Derby and Derbyshire safe.”

The roles of 36 support staff are also under threat.

A reduction in the Government grant has led to the budget being slashed by £5m.

A consultation period will run for 60 days from April 1.