Labour councillors on the South Yorkshire Fire Authority have put forward an alternative plan to the cuts being proposed by the fire service.
Cuts to central government funding left the fire authority seeking to fill a £4m hole in their budget.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), which represents firefighters, previously warned that the proposed cuts reducing the number of firefighters on engines, from five to four, were "absolutely unthinkable".
The authority is now expected to consider looking at costs in other areas, such as senior salaries and expensive non-essential purchases, as well considering using its reserves of over £20 million.
The FBU will continue to campaign against the cuts as the amended budget plan goes for consultation.