A fire hall in the city’s west-end may have to close and four other stations will need to each work with one less truck if Toronto Fire Services is to adhere to the city’s request to freeze its budget.

A confidential memo to council from fire chief Jim Sales outlining the $12.7 million in cuts needed to hold the fire budget at $369-million for 2013 was made public Friday.

In the memo, the chief said the impact on response times from the truck reductions will be marginal.

However, the head of the Toronto Professional Firefighters’ Association said it will definitely affect response times and decrease fire department capabilities.

The fire hall that may have to close is on Runnymede Road in the Swansea neighbourhood.

The four halls that would go from using two trucks to one include: Albion Road, near Kipling Avenue and Finch Avenue West, Lawrence Avenue East and Centennial Road, near Port Union, Gerrard Street East in south Riverdale and the station on Lapsley Road, near Sheppard Avenue East and Neilson Road.

City council will vote on the 2013 operating budget in mid-January.

With files from CityNews