Firefighters to strike in Peterborough

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Firefighters in Peterborough start a 24 hour strike tomorrow (February 25) in the latest round of industrial action.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will start the action at 7am, with members of the union across the country striking over a pension and conditions dispute.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Chris Strickland said: “Back up plans are in place to ensure fire cover across the county is maintained using our own fire engines, and operated by our own staff at our own fire stations.

“We are however, warning the public that this is not a normal level of cover and therefore all steps should be taken to ensure you reduce the risk of having to call 999.”

The public is being asked to:

Continue to dial 999 as normal. Be aware that calls may be prioritised.

Take extra care on the county’s roads; drive to the conditions.

Smoke alarms - make sure you’ve got one and check it works.

Know what to do in the event of a fire - get out, stay out and dial 999.

Ensure cigarettes are fully extinguished and disposed of safely.

Take care while cooking in the kitchen and avoid getting distracted.