Fire Service Cuts

Our Fire Service in South Somerset is under threat. Devon and Somerset Fire Authority have announced proposals to remove a fire engine from Yeovil and Martock and reduce the coverage in Chard.

We believe that the cuts are an unnecessary risk to public safety and that carrying them out just to save money is reckless.


Yeovil Fire Station has three fire engines. Removing one would leave us with just two to protect the whole of Yeovil, an area with the second-highest concentration of industry in the whole South West. The town is growing and with more people, there is more risk.

If there are large out of area fires Yeovil often sends two fire engines away from the town potentially leaving us completely unprotected.

Sign our petition and help us to stop the cuts here: 

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