Staffordshire Fire Service Takes Industrial Action

Sandyford Community Fire Station

Further to the dispute between Central Government and the Fire Brigades Union; Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service is urging people to take extra care on the roads and to be extra vigilant in the home  and in business premises, following the announcement by the Fire Brigade Union that its members will take industrial action on 25th September 2013 between 12.00 midnight and 4.00 p.m.

Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service has contingency plans in place to provide emergency response and is working hard to keep people safe during this time.

Householders should take extra care, it is important to have working smoke alarms and that in the event of a fire the essential message is GET OUT, STAY OUT AND CALL 999 – you will get an emergency response.

1 comment to Staffordshire Fire Service Takes Industrial Action

  • Susi Turner. Media Manager

    Thank you for publicising our safety messages to the local community regarding tomorrow’s industrial action. These messages are sound advice at all times. Your headline is misleading, however. Staffordshire Fire Service is not “taking industrial action.” This is a national, not local, dispute between the FBU and the Government around the issue of firefighter pensions. As a Fire and Rescue Service, our primary concern is to do everything we can to ensure community and firefighter safety is maintained during the four-hour strike period. We want to reassure the public that we will be responding to emergency calls although it will not be business as usual.

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