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Fire service needs transforming, says government review

Fire and rescue services in England need to be "transformed" to become more efficient and effective, a government-commissioned review has said.

Sir Ken Knight said incidents were down 40% over the past decade but the number of firefighters was roughly the same.

The former chief fire officer said having 46 separate fire and rescue authorities was not "sensible".

Mike Sergeant reports.

  • 17 May 2013
  • From the section UK