Corby MP’s support for keeping levels of fire cover in town

A petition has been launched about Corby's fire cover
A petition has been launched about Corby's fire cover

Corby and East Northants MP Andy Sawford has backed a campaign to keep two fire engines in Corby.

The county’s fire and rescue service plans to introduce a second high-tech Cobra Intervention Vehicle to improve the way it responds to Corby 999 calls.

The vehicle will be based at Corby fire station, replacing one of the existing full-time crews there.

Mr Sawford, who has said the move would effectively halve fire service cover in the town, has signed a Fire Brigades Union petition opposing the plans.

A consultation period on the fire service’s wider plans ends in mid-January.

Forthcoming drop-in sessions take place at Market Street in Wellingborough on December 5 and at the Corby Cube on December 10.