London Fire Brigade

London Fire Chief: We’re as prepared as ever for strike

11 October 2013

Ron Dobson, the London Fire Commissioner, today said that the London Fire Brigade is prepared for further strike action from the Fire Brigades’ Union.

He said: “We are as prepared as ever to deal with this next round of strike action. It’s a shame that further action is being taken, but our contingency plan will kick in and we will be ready to deal with emergencies.

“There will be 27 fire engines based at strategic points across London, ready to provide an emergency back-up fire service. They won’t deal with minor incidents like bin fires or automatic fire alarms, but will attend serious emergencies like large fires and road traffic accidents.

“Once again, our advice is to take extra care to prevent fires at home. Simple steps like ensuring your hob is switched off and cigarettes are properly extinguished can make all the difference.”

The FBU has announced a further firefighter strike to take place on Saturday, 19 October 2013 starting at 1830 and ending at 2330.

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You can read about what the contingency firefighters will and will not attend here: http://www.london-fire.gov.uk/news/LatestNewsReleases_Takeextracareduringthestrike.asp