There will be a national firefighters strike from 9am on Tuesday, 9 December to 9am on Wednesday, 10 December. Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) will continue to answer and deal with 999 calls. They will have crews at strategic locations across the county to provide the best cover possible, but will not be operating at the normal level of service. So it is particularly important everyone takes extra care. If we all take a few minutes to do a few safety checks we really can help reduce unnecessary calls and prevent fires in our homes and businesses.
KFRS Director of Operations, Sean Bone-Knell said: ""This is a national dispute between the FBU and the Government. As with previous strikes, we are asking people to take extra care but in the event of a fire, our advice to people remains the same: get out, stay out and call 999, you will get an emergency response."
Most home fires start in the kitchen - for example, when someone is distracted or falls asleep, leaving a pan on the hob. Please take extra care
Before you go to bed check around your home that everything is turned off
Many KFRS calls are to rescue people from road crashes please take extra care on the road
- Businesses please also review your risk plans and make extra checks during the strike
More safety advice at www.kent.fire-uk.orgor follow the Twitter hashtag #takeextracare