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FBU calls 24 hour fire strike from 7am 25 February

FBU calls 24 hour fire strike from 7am 25 February

Tuesday 17 February 2015

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) have called a firefighters strike for 24 hours from 7am on Wednesday 25 February to 7am Thursday 26 February.

KFRS Director of Operations, Sean Bone-Knell said: "This is a national dispute between the FBU and the Government.  KFRS is asking you to keep your home or business safe during the strike by taking a few extra safety precautions, however, in the event of a fire the advice remains the same: get out, stay out and call 999, you will get an emergency response."

Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) will continue to answer and deal with 999 calls. They will have crews at locations across the county to provide the best cover possible, but it is important to realise that we will not be operating our normal level of service. It is particularly important everyone takes extra care during this strike.

If we can all take a few extra minutes to do a few safety checks we really can help reduce unnecessary calls and prevent fires in our homes and businesses: 

  • Most home fires start in the kitchen - for example, when someone is distracted or falls asleep, leaving a pan on the hob. 

  • Before you leave the house and before you go to bed
  • Many KFRS calls are to rescue people from road crashes please take extra care on the road – speed really can kill

  • If you run a business please review your risk plans and make extra checks during the strike.  

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