Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is reassuring the countyâ€™s residents that a contingency plan is in place as members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced further strike action.Â
The strike will take place for 24 hours from 7am on Wednesday 25 February until 7am on Thursday 26 February.
The strike action is being undertaken by Norfolk FBU firefighter members and is taking place due to a national dispute between the government and the FBU over changes to the pension scheme.
The Fire and Rescue Service will continue to operate a 999 response service during all of the periods of strike action and should be contacted in the usual way. If necessary, calls will be prioritised as they come in and it is hoped that the public will continue to assist them by placing extra emphasis on their own safety.
During the period of industrial action, there will be reduced levels of cover and around half of fire stations will be closed temporarily.
Whilst the risk of fire in your home remains unchanged, Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service is advising communities to remain extra vigilant and follow all relevant fire safety advice:
â€¢ Make sure you have working smoke alarms in your home
â€¢ Test your smoke alarms regularly
â€¢ Never leave lit candles or cooking unattended
â€¢ Put cigarettes out â€“ right out
â€¢ Plan your escape route â€“ and make sure all your family know it
â€¢ Make sure you donâ€™t overload electrical sockets and watch out for faulty electrical equipment
â€¢ Treat all flammable materials with care â€“ both using and storing them
â€¢ Do not leave bonfires unattended
â€¢ Take extra care when travelling on or near our roads.
More information can be found on the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service at: www.norfolkfireservice.gov.uk