THE fire service that covers in South Derbyshire has announced further potential changes as part of a massive overhaul.
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service revealed that it looking at reviewing a host of services such as home risk fire checks, the incidents that it attends and the levels of resources that are dispatched to fires in a new report.
This comes after it was revealed that a consultation into changing the shape of the service could see Melbourne Fire Station close, Swadlincote Fire Station staffed only by on-call firefighters and a new station built in Hilton.
Sean Frayne, chief fire officer and chief executive of the service, told the Mail: “We have developed a number of proposals to form a new emergency response model for the provision of fire and rescue services within our county, which proposes to alter the location and number of our fire stations, emergency response vehicles and staffing.
“We have also developed proposals to review our service provision in relation to home fire safety checks, youth engagement schemes, fire cadets, fire safety protection audits, incidents we attend and level of resources we send and the recovery of costs by charging people for attending non-statutory incidents or false alarms.
“Accordingly, we would very much appreciate the views of the public on our proposals in order to inform our final plans.”
The plans are part of a proposed major reorganisation of the fire service in a bid to save at least £4.4 million by 2017.
More information on the consultation is available by visiting www.derbys-fire.gov.uk or emailing DFRSconsultation@derbys-fire.gov.uk