PETITION: Torquay firefighters take 'Stop the Cuts' campaign to shoppers
FIREFIGHTERS from the Torquay station will be hitting the shopping streets this weekend as part of the campaign to 'Stop the Fire Cuts'.
A crew will be setting up a stall outside the H&M clothes shop in Union Street on Saturday, March 2.
They will be handing out leaflets and asking members of the public to sign the petition against proposed cuts to the full-time crew arrangements.
The Herald Express is supporting the firefighters in their campaign.
The Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service wants to make £5.5million of cuts over two years.
It proposes axing Torquay's second full-time crew and replacing it with a retained one.
Firefighters say this will effectively mean losing one of the town's three engines. The service says the third engine will still be available.
The stall will open at 10am and run until 2pm.