Saturday, 21 June 2014

Public asked for help in keeping everyone stay during strike by Fire Brigades Union

Members of the public are being asked to do their bit to help everyone stay safe during a Fire Brigades Union strike today (21st June 2014).

The walk out takes place between 10am and 5pm. It's part of a national dispute over pensions.

Contingency crews will be on duty responding to life threatening incidents but cover will be reduced.

The public are being asked to do what they can to prevent an emergency.

Top tips

Delay having bonfires today - consider taking it to the local green recycling site instead;
If you have a BBQ make sure you keep it away from greenery, buildings and fences, and only use suitable fuel;
Pay attention when behind the wheel, stick to the speed limit and never tailgate;
If you're relying on pedal power, make sure you can be seen - remember big vehicles may not be able to see you because of blind spots;
Motorcyclists should ensure they stop for breaks and have non-alcoholic drinks as dehydration can affect concentration.

If you do have a fire, get out, stay out and dial 999.

A further update will be posted around 1pm.

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