Lincolnshire fire service: Council backs crew cuts

April 8, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

The number of fire fighters on each crew in Lincolnshire will be reduced from five to four after cuts were approved by the county council. Lincolnshire’s Chief Fire Officer Dave Ramscar said the move would have “no significant impact” on the service’s ability to protect the public. But Fire Brigades Union (FBU) chairman Ben Selby warned the cost-cutting move could put lives at risk. The changes will save about £650,000 annually, the county council said. […]