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Firefighters ready for weekend walk out

12/6/14- Firefighters Clive York and Gary Norton on the picket line at Battle Fire Station. SUS-141206-131449001

12/6/14- Firefighters Clive York and Gary Norton on the picket line at Battle Fire Station. SUS-141206-131449001

Battle firefighters are set to strike tomorrow (Saturday) as part of nationwide action.

It is the latest walk out by members of the Fire Brigades Union amid a row over firefighter pensions.

Fire cover in the region will be reduced during the seven hour strike, which begins at 10am.

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service chief fire officer and chief executive Des Prichard said: “Our advice remains the same – if you have a fire get out, stay out and call 999.

“We will prioritise calls where lives may be in danger.

“We know that people have been taking extra care during previous strike periods.

“We are grateful for this and hope it continues.”

A 24-hour strike took place on June 12/13.

 

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