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People meet to discuss the future of firefighting

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: November 15, 2013

  • 15/11/13 Fire strike consultation - The delph, swad Derbyshire fire brigade consultation, The Delph, Swadlincote....Chloe Sartain-Berry (Volunteer), FF Oliver Sartain-Berry, Watch Manager Pete Janes....Front - Watch Manager Paul Green

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PEOPLE in South Derbyshire were be able to quiz fire chiefs about major changes to service provision in the area as part of a special consultation event

Bosses from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were on hand on The Delph, in Swadlincote, today to answer any questions members of the public may have.

Earlier this month, the service unveiled major plans that would change the face of firefighting across county forever.

These changes, if approved, would include the closure of Melbourne Fire Station, Swadlincote station would become a retained duty station and a brand new station would be built in Hilton.

Chief fire officer and chief executive Sean Frayne said: “We are committed to ensuring we are ‘fit to respond’.”

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