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Warning over New Year’s Eve firefighters’ strike
8:30am Tuesday 24th December 2013 in News
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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