Devon and Somerset Fire Services extends consultation

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A public consultation on controversial cuts to Devon and Somerset fire service has been extended until the end of next week.

It follows a public meeting in Torbay when the proposals, that would result in frontline fire fighting cover reduced, were strongly criticised.

More than 16,000 people in Torbay have now signed a petition opposing the cuts.

Fire service officials said safety would not be compromised.

Proposed cuts include making some full-time crewed appliances part-time.

The fire service is losing 17% of its government grant over the next two years, meaning it has to find £5.5m-worth of savings.

The consultation had been due to end on 22 April.

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