Fire decision in February

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HUNDREDS of people took part in a consultation that will shape the future of the county’s fire service.

A 12-week consultation on a scheme called Risk Review has finished and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said more than 650 people attended public meetings, almost 30,000 people visited the website to check proposals, and hundreds completed the consultation survey.

Deputy chief officer Neil Odin said: ‘We’re really pleased with the level of feedback we have had from this consultation over the future of our service.’

The proposals included reducing the number of firefighters and size of the vehicles.

The Hampshire Fire and Rescue Authority will meet on February 24 to make a decision.