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fire enginePeople 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 walkouts between 12.00hrs and 14.00hrs and between 22.59hrs and 23.59hrs from Saturday 9 August until Saturday 16 August.

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 with auxiliary firefighters who have received training to provide basic support.

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 strike, 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.”

More advice and information is available from www.avonfire.gov.uk

Avon Fire & Rescue Service is recommending the following ten tips to help people stay safe during the national strike.

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