Residents reassured ahead of fire strike this Saturday

Residents in Gloucestershire have been assured that a professional fire service will be maintained during the national fire strike this Saturday.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called for its members to engage in industrial action over national pension arrangements.

The latest strike is planned for this Saturday June 21 and will last from 10am until 5pm.

Around 130 wholetime staff and a number of retained firefighters are members of the FBU and could support the strike.

Gloucestershire County Council are advising businesses to ensure fire alarms have been tested and are working, keep fire doors closed and make sure smoking policies are being rigidly enforced.

Gloucestershire’s Chief Fire Officer Stewart Edgar said:
We have significant contingency plans in place in the county, which have been proven to be effective in previous strikes. We would never be complacent however, and I would urge residents and business owners to make sure they do everything they can to stay safe in their homes or workplace.”