Retained firefighters needed in Devon

Retained firefighters are urgently needed in Devon or crews could be delayed in reaching some incidents, the fire service said.

There are 75 vacancies in the county, with south Devon needing the most, said Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.

If recruits were not found, towns like Kingsbridge would be covered by crews from other areas at certain times, the service said.

Modury is looking for six recruits and two are needed in Kingsbridge.

A spokesman from the fire service said they could move staff to nearby stations to fill gaps.

But there could be "potential delays" if crews had to cover for other stations and travel a greater distance.

"The service would do everything it could to minimise this [the delays]," he added.

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