Fire-fighters from across the county have staged a four hour strike.
The majority of crews on duty across the county walked out at noon yesterday until 4pm in protest at Government changes to their jobs and pensions.
The fire-fighters on strike were members of the Fire Brigades Union. The FBU’s ballot for industrial action received backing from 78 per cent of members in England and Wales.
Fire bosses said there has been “sufficient” non-striking fire-fighters working throughout the day to provide cover.
Lancashire FBU secretary Steve Harman said: “I have driven around several of the fire stations and they all had pickets out. Most of our members who were on duty would’ve taken action today.
“A high percentage of those members who were meant to be working today walked out the door at 12pm.
“This is purely a necessity to demand that the government gets back around the table and accepts the fact the proposals for the pensions will fail and our members will keep fighting for a fair and sustainable pension.”
Mr Harman said future strike action would be “dependent on the government.”
During the four hour strike the non striking fire-fighters across the county turned out the a number of incidents.
These included a house fire in Preston where an elderly person had been suffering the effects of smoke inhalation.
And crews were called to attend a search to locate the body of a person hit by a train in Scorton, near Garstang.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s press officer John Taylor said: “Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s business continuity plan, in which services would be delivered by our firefighters, using our fire engines and working from our fire stations has provided professional capacity to ensure emergency response across the whole of Lancashire.
“The majority of our front-line fire engines were available and were deployed in the usual manner by our Fire Control team.”
Mr Taylor added: “It is a dispute between the FBU and the government.
“We want the dispute to be resolved and we want to get back to business as usual.”