Fire Service Campaign update - 6th September

The campaign against changes proposed to Torbay’s Fire Cover continued this week with a large turnout by residents at a public exhibition of the proposals for cuts.

I have been supporting the campaign against the proposals and when the Fire Service first unveiled its series of public consultation events Paignton was not included. After I objected this week's session in Paignton was arranged, so I am delighted to note hundreds of residents then attended it.

The proposals from Devon & Somerset Fire Service could see Paignton reduced to being only an “on call” station at night, rather than having an engine crewed by wholetime Firefighters 24/7.  The consultation also proposes removing the third engine at Torquay Fire Station, which is operated by “on call” firefighters.

If you are yet to do so you can have your say about the proposals via the online consultation document. You can find it by clicking here.

Finally you can sign the FBU Petition opposing the plans by clicking here, over 9,000 already have.