Have your say on fire service changes

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Public consultation on proposed changes to Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service begins today.

The public has been invited to take part in consultation on the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service Integrated Risk Management Plan which proposes to make changes to the way the county’s fire service is run.

Proposals include a review of the firefighter shift system in order to save money and changes to the way that Haverhill and Felixstowe fire stations are crewed.

It also looks at changing the way Ipswich high reach aerial appliance is crewed.

Other proposals include reducing the number of flexible duty officer posts, reducing the prevention and protection functions and removing funding for on-call fire station support.

The public consultation period runs until May 5. The consultation questionnaire and further information about the proposals can be found at www.suffolk.gov.uk/IRMP