FBU strike on 9th December

Ambulance and fire services

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) will be taking part in a 24-hour strike starting at 9am on Tuesday 9th December.

We understand that fire services will continue to answer 999 calls during the industrial action and ensure continued emergency cover for all life-threatening incidents, using fully trained staff.

Whilst this action should not have an adverse impact on our normal operations, please be aware that there could be delays in a response should you require fire service assistance with a patient.

We will deploy an EEAST manager to any incident which the Fire and Rescue Service are requested to attend, to act as a scene liaison officer and ensure the welfare of our crews on scene.

In the lead up to the strike, staff should ensure that fire extinguishers at stations and standby points are in situ and in date.

Both hazardous area response teams (HART) can also be deployed to the same incident if needed, with one acting as a rescue team.

In the event of a major incident occurring during industrial action, it is anticipated the fire and rescue strike will be cut with immediate effect.

Any updates will be published here on the Need to Know site so please check back regularly, but if you have any queries in the meantime please contact your local resilience manager.

Published 4th December 2014 

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