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Even more of a multi-function blue light service
The Home Secretary has unveiled a programme of reform for fire & rescue services that promises to be as radical & ambitious as that delivered in policing since 2010.  Speaking at an event hosted by Reform, Theresa May praised the achievements of F&RS, whose fire prevention work has contributed to a fall in the number of fires in England of two-thirds in the last 15 years, while the number of fire deaths has almost halved during the same period.  She also outlined the scale of the challenge still facing F&RS and underlined the need for reform.
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