Fire crews taking strike action on Wednesday

Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny
Chief Fire Officer Chris Kenny
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People across Lancashire are being urged to take extra care on Wednesday as fire crews walk out for 24 hours in a row over pension reforms.

The strike starts at 7am on Wednesday and will end at 7am on Thursday.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s 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 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.” Visit: