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Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service plans Telford savings

  • 5-24-2011

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is to make operational changes in Telford to help achieve £4m savings over the next four years.

Under the plans the number of watch managers at Telford's three fire stations will be reduced from 12 to eight by the end of July.

Chief Fire Officer Paul Raymond also said firefighters taking retirement would not be replaced.

The proposals are expected to save £320,000 a year.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said it had concerns about the proposals but wanted to see the results of consultation before commenting further.

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