firefighters to hold ninth strike on Friday morning
crews in Burnham-On-Sea will be holding their ninth strike on
Friday morning (January 3rd) as the nationwide row over pensions
action will take place between 6.30am and 8.30am - despite the
threat of flooding at that time.
Fire Brigades Union has organised the strike during the ongoing
bitter dispute with the Government over pension reforms.
& Somerset Fire & Rescue Service says it has "substantial
contingency plans" in place to ensure that it continues to
respond to emergency incidents.
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."
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."