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Public urged to take care during national strike by firefighters

People living and working in the Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS) area are being urged to check their fire safety measures ahead of a series of national strikes by firefighters.

In an on-going dispute with the Government over pensions, Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) members will stage a series of walkouts on the following dates:

Thursday 10 July: 10.00hrs until 19.00hrs.
Monday 14 July: 06.00hrs to 08.00hrs and 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs
Tuesday 15 July: 06.00hrs to 08.00hrs and 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs 
Wednesday 16 July: 06.00hrs to 08.00hrs and 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs
Thursday 17 July: 06.00hrs to 08.00hrs and 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs
Friday 18 July: 06.00hrs to 08.00hrs and 23.00hrs to 01.00hrs on Saturday 19 July
Saturday 19 July: 11.00hrs to 13.00hrs and 23.00hrs to 01.00hrs on Sunday 20 July
Sunday 20 July: 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs
Monday 21 July: 06.00hrs to 08.00hrs and 17.00hrs to 19.00hrs

During the strikes, a skeleton service will operate from six strategic locations across the AF&RS area. Fire cover will be provided in the main by firefighters who are not part of the FBU. They will work alongside auxiliary firefighters who have received training to provide basic support to fully qualified crews.

Due to the reduced emergency service members of the public are advised to expect longer response times as calls will be prioritised towards those where there is a risk to life.

Chief Fire Officer Kevin Pearson said: “Although we have resilience plans in place during the strikes, they are not a direct replacement for the service we normally provide.

“I would urge everyone to make every effort to reduce the risk of a fire starting in their home or business as we may take longer to reach you. Simple things like ensuring you do not leave cooking unattended, making sure you check smoke alarms are working and rehearsing escape routes with your family will certainly help you stay safer.

“Business owners and managers should also check their own fire risk assessments.”

 

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