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Firefighters to stage another strike
FIREFIGHTERS in Wiltshire will stage another walk-out over pensions next week following this week's two-hour strike on Monday morning.
The Fire Brigades' Union has called four-hour strike between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday, which will affect the level of emergency response available from Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service.
It is expected that 10 of the county's 24 fire stations, including Salisbury's, will be unavailable for the duration, and 'resilience' appliances will be sited in key locations to ensure that operational cover is maintained.
Chief Fire Officer Simon Routh-Jones said: “This is a national dispute between the FBU and the Government, but it is damaging individual fire and rescue services, and potentially putting communities at risk.
"I can assure local people that we will be responding to 999 calls during this latest strike, but it may take us a little longer than usual to arrive. I would again urge everyone to take extra care around the home and when out on the roads.”
The service was not called to respond to any incidents during Monday's strike between 6am and 8am.
Visit wiltsfire.gov.uk for safety advice.
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