Southport Fire Brigade strike again over Government pension reforms

25th February 2015

The Fire Brigades Union strike over Government pension reforms.

The 24-hour strike is taking place from 7.00am on Wednesday 25th February and will end at 7.00am on Thursday 26th February 2015.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s Chief Fire Officer, Chris Kenny said:

“This is a national dispute between the FBU and Government and is not a dispute between Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) and our firefighters.

“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 and encourage them to access the website we have set up to offer advice on how to do that at”


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