London Fire Brigade

Brigade urges vigilance as strike continues

03 November 2014

The Fire Brigades Union is now over half way through its 47th period of strike action in its ongoing dispute with the government over changes to firefighter pensions.

The four day strike began at 1800 on Friday, 31 October and is due to end at 1800 on Tuesday, 4 November at 1800.

During this period Emergency Fire Contingency Crews are operating in London. Since the strike began they have responded to a range of incidents including:

• A fire at a flat above a shop in South Norwood, this morning.
• A fire that spread from a garden to a terraced house in Dagenham on Sunday evening.
• A fire in a two storey car workshop in Neasden, which resulted in multiple calls to the Brigade’s control room on Sunday morning.
• A range of road traffic accidents, including the removal of an elderly lady trapped in a car following a collision.

With Bonfire Night in two days time we are still urging Londoners to take extra care in the run up to November 5.

It’s always safer to attend an organised fireworks display. You can read more information about fireworks safety and find out where you can see an organised display near you here.

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