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999 calls may take a little longer says fire chief
8:40am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in News
Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service is again reminding people to ‘take extra care’ when firefighters go out on strike later today.
A four hour walk-out is scheduled from midday on Wednesday 25 September as part of a national dispute between the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) and the Government over pensions.
During this time, the Fire & Rescue Service will be providing a reduced emergency response, although fire cover is being maintained across the county as the majority of on-call firefighters don’t belong to the FBU and will be available for duty.
Chief Fire Officer Simon Routh-Jones said: “While the industrial action is on-going, we will still respond to 999 calls but it may take us a little longer than usual to arrive as the appliances may be sent from a different location to normal. We would therefore urge everyone to take extra care to stay safe, which will hopefully reduce the number of calls we receive.”
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