Thank you for taking extra care again

Wed 13 Nov, 2013

Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service would like to thank the public for their vigilance during today's four-hour strike. It was called by the Fire Brigades Union, which is in dispute with the Government over pensions.

Firefighters received four calls between 10am and 2pm:

  • Automatic fire alarm activating, High Street, Olney. This turned out to be a false alarm.
  • Risk of fire because a person was locked out of a house while food was cooking, Calverleigh Crescent, Furzton, Milton Keynes. The occupant was able to gain access.
  • Carbon monoxide detector activating, Anson Road, Wolverton. This turned out to be an intruder alarm.
  • Automatic fire alarm activating, Parsonage Close, High Wycombe. No action was required.

Chief Operating Officer Jason Thelwell said: “This was the fourth period of industrial action since September, and once again we had good contingency plans in place. We would like to thank the public for taking extra care."

Update: 5 December 2013

The Fire Brigades Union has called two four-hour strikes for Friday 13 December and Saturday 14 December, both from 6pm to 10pm.