Local Fire Service Cuts: Risky But Not Too Risky!

Suffolk County Council (SCC) produced a tightly managed “consultation” in Lowestoft on Monday, 1 February on its plan to cut £1.3m from the Fire Service budget. Having learnt from previous meetings (on mental health cuts and community hospital closures) where mass anger had threatened to boil over there was no public debate. Instead small groups…

No Fire Service Cuts

Suffolk County Council plans to close fire stations, cut the number of fire fighters and reduce the number of fire appliances. Wrentham Fire Station is to be closed and a fire engine lost in Lowestoft. It is estimated that about eight firefighters positions will be lost in Lowestoft. In addition Fire Engines will be removed…

Fire Service Cuts

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, which employs about 700 people, may also lose 50-60 on-call firefighters as part of a savings plan. They are also looking to make the following cuts: · 50% reduction of Fire Engines in Ipswich (from 6 to 3) · Closing Wrentham Fire Station · Removing a Fire Engine from Lowestoft · Removing a Fire…