Friday, 21 October 2011

Cuts to Manchester's Fire Service

Greater Manchester's fire chief has said that plans to cut the service's budget by £23m will lead to fewer firefighters and slower response times reports BBC Manchester this morning.

In a worrying movethe need to cut £23m from the force's budget under the government's Spending Review will mean says chief Steve McGuirk,"The thing we have done is to make the changes we're proposing the least risky that are possible."

However he said that response times to more remote areas would be slower as a result of the cuts.

But adds the report,Paul Fogarty, Fire Brigade Union secretary says that up to 250 firefighters would lose their jobs over the next few years

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