We still respond to 999 calls during strikes

Fri 2 May, 2014

Click on the links above for tips on preventing fires at home and at work, and road traffic collisions.

Today’s strike by the Fire Brigades Union, which is in dispute with the Government over pensions, will be followed by further strikes tomorrow and on Sunday.

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.

Each FBU strike period relates to only part of a firefighter’s normal shift. Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes Fire Authority will not accept “partial performance” (click here to see the Fire Authority report giving further details), so these plans cover the period from 7am on Saturday to 7pm on Sunday.

Emergency calls where lives are at risk will be prioritised, and Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service will continue to provide as much information as possible to help people avoid having a fire or other emergency. The information is designed to help you stay safe during strike periods and at all other times too.

Please enjoy your weekend and rest assured that if you call 999 in an emergency, you will get a response.