The fire and rescue service in Leicestershire is facing the biggest cuts in its history that will see firefighters struggle to their job effectively and safely.
Extraordinary cuts could see 11 fire engines decommissioned and two fire stations close, with the only replacement for services being Tactical Response Vehicles – which carry less equipment and fewer firefighters.
Graham Vaux, Leicestershire brigade secretary, says it’s likely that firefighters responding to emergencies in these vehicles will not have all the resources they require. The FBU in Leicestershire are calling for the public to make their views known in the consultation currently being undertaken.
Watch brigade officials Graham Vaux and Gavin Lynch describe what the cuts will mean and how the public can get involved in the campaign to stop the cuts.