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Plans to reshuffle fire service

Plans to reshuffle fire service

Published at 7:22pm 24th June 2015. (Updated at 1:15pm 25th June 2015)

There could be major changes to fire cover in North Yorkshire.

Fire authority members have approved plans which include crewing some appliances with a mixture of full and part-time firefighters.

The appliances wouldn't respond to incidents immediately and would wait for the necessary retained staff to arrive at the station.

It's also being proposed that some fire engines are replaced with smaller 'Tactical Response Vehicles' crewed by two or three staff.

They would attend small incidents, such as bin fires, and also provide support at larger or more complex incidents including house fires and road collisions.

In a consultation with staff, some proposals received "significant" opposition.

A public consultation will be carried out before any final decisions are made.