Dorset Fire and Rescue Service is urging residents across the county to take extra care during 24 hours of industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union.
Fires Brigades Union members in Dorset are taking industrial action for 24 hours from 7am today, Wednesday 25 February. Dorset Fire and Rescue Service will be providing a reduced emergency response during this round of strike action.
Chief Fire Officer Darran Gunter said: “As with the previous strikes, we will once again be putting plans in place to ensure Dorset Fire and Rescue is able to respond to incidents. However, we would ask members of the public to take extra steps to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their home. We will continue to work with all our partners locally to ensure businesses; homes and our environment can be kept as safe as possible from fire during this period of industrial action.”
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service said that during the strike action: “We will continue to answer and respond to emergency calls during periods of industrial action, however, our level of response may be more limited than at other times.”
The strike action relates to a dispute between the FBU and government over the government’s reforms to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme.