The BBC report:

Figures revealing that nearly a third of firefighters in Devon and Somerset are not deemed fit are because the service has a high level of part-time staff, a union has said.

About 30% failed to reach a recommended fitness standard in the past year, an investigation by BBC 5 Live found.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said that part-time staff did not get allocated fitness training time.

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