Have your say on fire service

MEMBERS of the public are being asked how Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service can improve its service and save money.

Issues including whether fire service staff’s pay should be frozen and where they should focus their efforts are being looked at.

Over the next four years the Government grant will be reduced by 25 per cent, equating to £5m less by 2015.

DFRS have said that as a result of the decrease in funding firefighter rosters could change and they will need to reduce the number of people it employs.

Chief fire officer Sean Frayne said: “It is unfortunate and regrettable that the number of people we employ will be reduced and there will be some work we currently do that will be reduced or not provided in the future.

The survey runs until Friday February 11 and can be completed online at www.derbys-fire.gov.uk by following the link from the home page.