Millions Needed for Fire Stations

£15 million needs to be spent bringing Devon and Somerset's fire stations up to scratch.

That includes building new stations in Topsham and Cullompton.

Chief Fire Officer Pete Smith is hoping to pay for some of improvements by joining with other services: "we're looking with all of our community partners - the police, the ambulance service, local authorities - to actually find ways of combining fire stations with other facilities."

He continued: "we have ambulances stationed at fire stations as it is, we have police facilities at fire stations and we would like to develop a model that sees a real benefit to the community in the future."

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