Published: January 2, 2014
Burnham-On-Sea firefighters to hold ninth strike on Friday morning

Fire crews in Burnham-On-Sea will be holding their ninth strike on Friday morning (January 3rd) as the nationwide row over pensions continues.

Industrial action will take place between 6.30am and 8.30am - despite the threat of flooding at that time.

The Fire Brigades Union has organised the strike during the ongoing bitter dispute with the Government over pension reforms.

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service says it has "substantial contingency plans" in place to ensure that it continues to respond to emergency incidents.

Chief Fire Officer for Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, Lee Howell, said: "Fire and Rescue Services have contingency plans and ours will again be put into place ahead of this date of industrial action. Our plans have worked well during the previous periods of action, but we are asking the public to help us again by taking extra care. We will continue to respond to 999 calls and do everything we can to keep the public safe."

Phil Martin, Head of Community Fire Safety for the Service, added: "You can help us again by taking extra care and time to think about fire safety in your home during this period - checking smoke alarms, ensuring you know what you would do if there was a fire and not making unnecessary calls to the fire and rescue service."

 


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