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NO MORE CUTS DEMANDS FIRE CHIEF

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Cleveland's chief fire officer has said job cuts set to be approved by councillors next month should be the last, r...
Cleveland's chief fire officer has said job cuts set to be approved by councillors next month should be the last, reports The Northern Echo (p4).

The council is expected to axe 42 uniformed and non-union posts to save£1.1m.

Chief fire officer Derek Tacker said: 'I can understand the problems faced by local authorities - but the whole of the fire service is not sufficiently funded and that has to be addressed - I sincerely hope these cuts in Cleveland are the last.'

Tacker's comments came after Cleveland's fire service had to call in crews from North Yorkshire to help put out a factory plastics blaze in Middlesbrough. Two Cleveland firefighters were injured in the blaze.
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