The new police, fire and crime commissioner for North Yorkshire says he wants to seek more money for the fire service in the county as one of his priorities.
Speaking to BBC Look North, Philip Allott said new equipment was needed, including new uniforms for firefighters, and that was something he was wanting to address quickly.
He said: "I am not going to shy away from talking to government to make sure we get the funding, because at the moment the funding formula from government discriminates against North Yorkshire.
"We need to address that, but secondly, I will also be consulting in terms of a precept in North Yorkshire to increase to cover for more funding for the fire service."
Mr Allott said he would work with the Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police on "bigger ticket" issues.