Warning over New Year’s Eve firefighters’ strike

York Press: Warning over New Year’s Eve firefighters’ strike Warning over New Year’s Eve firefighters’ strike

Residents have been warned to expect a reduced level of service when firefighters strike on New Year’s Eve.

Members of the Fire Brigade’s Union will strike between 6.30pm on Tuesday, December 31, and 12.30am on Wednesday, January 1.

Humberside Fire & Rescue Service will be using its contingency arrangements to deal with incidents.

People who are entertaining are being asked to avoid cooking after drinking alcohol and to avoid leaving cooking unattended. The fire service is also repeating its advice that residents avoid using Chinese lanterns, which present a fire risk and have an environmental impact.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dene Sanders said: “"We will continue to provide an adequate service during strike action and to achieve this we need to draw on some of our current staff as well as reservists to provide that service; their efforts are very much appreciated.”

Residents are also being requested to spend ten minutes checking on any elderly relatives or neighbours to make sure they are not at risk from fire.

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10:30am Tue 24 Dec 13

chelk says...

Well I suppose it will give them New Years Eve off probably why they picked that date
Well I suppose it will give them New Years Eve off probably why they picked that date chelk

4:42pm Tue 24 Dec 13

smudge2 says...

Pathetic....stop holding York to ransom ".......get your job done like everybody else or go and work else where...no body's interested in your scaremongering.....E
verybody had had to do without in the recession not just public service workers who have been used to a gold plated pension......get real !!!
Pathetic....stop holding York to ransom ".......get your job done like everybody else or go and work else where...no body's interested in your scaremongering.....E verybody had had to do without in the recession not just public service workers who have been used to a gold plated pension......get real !!! smudge2

5:50pm Tue 24 Dec 13

againstthecuts says...

surely it would have better effect if they were to strike on November 5th.
surely it would have better effect if they were to strike on November 5th. againstthecuts

7:37pm Tue 24 Dec 13

chelk says...

See the Muppet who is manipulating the figures is still here
See the Muppet who is manipulating the figures is still here chelk

7:18pm Wed 25 Dec 13

velvetdixie says...

Perhaps the coming wave of new immigration will bring enough people who want to work that those who seem to no longer want jobs can be relieved of them.
Perhaps the coming wave of new immigration will bring enough people who want to work that those who seem to no longer want jobs can be relieved of them. velvetdixie

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