Tuesday, 4 November 2014

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service thanks the public as it returns to normal cover following strikes

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has returned to normal service following a strike by members of the Fire Brigades Union.

Industrial action took place from 6pm on 31 October 2014 and ended at 6pm on 4 November 2014.

Crews made of non-FBU firefighters and officers were on duty to provide emergency cover.

We attended a number of incidents on 4 November including a fire at a corner shop in Rye (at 09.09), a kitchen fire at a flat in Hastings (at 15.39) and a kitchen fire in Bexhill (at 16.40). There are no reports of injuries.

Chief Fire Officer Des Prichard said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for doing what they could to reduce the need to call 999 during this strike. We hope that our safety advice will remain in people’s minds now we have returned to normal levels of cover. Testing smoke alarms, staying alert behind the wheel and paying attention when cooking really can make a big difference to keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.”

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