East Yorkshire fire engine numbers could be reduced

Published: Friday 29th January 2016 by HEY Today editor

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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service officers will meet with East Riding of Yorkshire of Council on (January 29) to discuss proposals to reduce the number of fire engines in the region.

The council is investigating the prospect of removing fire engines from Hornsea, Withernsea and Market Weighton or Brough to help the service make at least £2.5 million worth of savings.

Chris Blacksell, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service deputy chief officer, and Richard Walker, Fire Brigades Union secretary, are involved in the discussions.

Councillor Shaun Horton said: “This is a Humberside Fire and Rescue Service consultation and the council is urging residents to get involved as these are important proposals.

“The proposals that relate to the East Riding are not shutting stations, so no community will be without a fire station, but reducing the number of appliances from two to one.”

The closing date for the consultation is Monday, February 22. To have your say, visit the Humberside Fire and Rescue Service website.

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Published: Friday 29th January 2016 by HEY Today editor

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