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Take extra care when crews strike

Chris Kenny, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's chief fire officer

Chris Kenny, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service's chief fire officer

FIRE chiefs are warning people to take extra care when members of the Fire Brigades Union go on strike this weekend.

Firefighters in the county will be take industrial action between noon and 5pm on Friday, from 2pm on Saturday until 2am on Sunday and from 10am until 3pm on Sunday.

Chief Fire Officer, Chris Kenny said: “We do have a significant number of our staff who have given a commitment to maintain emergency cover and as a result the public can be reassured that the Service plan to keep the majority of fire engines in Lancashire operational during the dispute period.

“We would urge all members of the public to be extra vigilant however and be aware that for minor fires in particular, there may be a longer wait for a fire engine. I ask the public to take extra care to prevent a fire happening.”

 

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