FIREFIGHTERS protested outside the Fire Authority over proposals to withdraw an engine from Barnsley station.
More than 50 firefighters and union officials protested against loss of the station's second pump, but it was taken out of service hours after the decision was approved at the meeting on Monday.
In an internal blog, chief fire officer Jamie Courtney said he had no option but to get rid of the engine unless the trial of a new shift system was introduced - but this was challenged by the Fire Brigades Union.
** The full story appears in this week's Barnsley Chronicle. **