Fire Brigades Union to stage 24-hour strike

Sun 22 Feb, 2015

Click on the pictures for tips on preventing fires at home and at work, and collisions.

The Fire Brigades Union has called a 24-hour strike in England, starting at 7am on Wednesday 25 February 2015. The union is in dispute with the Government over pensions.

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service has plans which enable it to continue to provide an emergency response in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes during periods of industrial action.

Emergency calls where lives are at risk will be prioritised and, as we would on any other day of the year, we encourage residents, motorists and businesses to take extra care and help reduce the number of 999 calls we receive.

Please click on the pictures above for some tips to help you stay safe, and please rest assured that you will receive a response if you call us in an emergency.

Note in response to media enquiries

Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority does not accept “partial performance” (click here to see the Fire Authority report from 18 December 2013 explaining this) and this will affect six of its 20 fire stations. Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service's contingency plans will operate from 6pm on Tuesday 24 February to 7am on Thursday 26 February.