Merseyside Fire Service cuts

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Two “Baracuda” Fire appliances

Your Victoria ward Councillor Leslie Byrom is also the vice-chair of the Merseyside Fire Authority. He attended the budget meeting last night where because of unfairly targeted cuts to Government funding, they were forced to agree cuts of over £10m over the next two years on top of £9.2m in the previous two years.

More than 140 posts, 90 of them firefighters jobs, are to go at Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service over the next three years. As well as job cuts, there will be a 33% reduction in fire appliances from 42 two years ago to 28.

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