Strike did not impact fire emergencies

PUBLISHED: 11:33 13 June 2014 | UPDATED: 11:33 13 June 2014


A FIREFIGHTERS’ strike had no impact on attending emergency calls, according to Avon and Fire Rescue Service.

A 24-hour walkout over pensions took place yesterday (Thurs) with firefighters on the picket line rather than on duty.

Resilience crews were organised to cover any 999 emergency call-outs and they attended a number of incidents in the area.

They were called to Worle because of a ‘burning smell’ from an electrical box in Linnet Close and also attended a false alarm, with good intentions, at a care home in Weston. Other incidents in North Somerset included a crash on the M5.

A spokesman for the fire service said all calls were dealt with as promptly and efficiently as they would have been had no firefighters been on strike.

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