Dumfries and Galloway fire service fuel savings sought
An action plan has been drawn up by Dumfries and Galloway Fire and Rescue Service to tackle rising fuel prices.
The brigade is planning to increase its diesel storage facilities at stations across the region.
The move would reduce its dependence on local garages for refuelling. It is part of a wider £1.1m capital investment programme.
Chief fire officer Colin Scott said it would allow them to cut costs by bulk-buying and storing fuel supplies.