Firefighters in Peterborough to hold 24 hour strike

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Firefighters in Peterborough will take part in 24 hour strike starting on Wednesday, February 25 in the latest round of national industrial action.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service is calling on residents and businesses to ‘Be Safer... Be Slower... Be Vigilant’ during the strike, which will start at 7am.

There have been a number of strikes called by the Fire Brigades Union over the past year in a dispute over pay and conditions.

Plans are being put in place to ensure fire cover across the county is maintained and that emergency 999 calls are responded to.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Chris Strickland said: “It’s disappointing for everyone that the industrial dispute continues however, as with previous strike periods, we will ensure arrangements are in place to provide fire and rescue cover across the authority area. Whilst not as extensive as normal, we will aim to ensure the emergency services we provide are the best they can be in such challenging circumstances.”