Firefighters from our region are set to join a national four day strike from this evening in an ongoing row over pensions.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union will walk out from 6pm tonight until 6am on Tuesday. Fire and rescue services say they have back up plans in place to respond to emergency calls.
Members of the Fire Brigades' Union have announced that they'll be staging another strike a week today.
FBU members across the region will walk out between 10 o'clock in the morning and two o'clock in the afternoon. The action has been called in response to a dispute over pension reform.
Senior fire officers say plans are being put in place to ensure emergency calls are answered during the strike.
Fire and rescue services around the region say plans are in place to deal with a planned strike this evening by members of the Fire Brigades' Union.
Senior officers say major incidents will be dealt with but they're warning that they will not be able to provide normal levels of cover.
The strike is due to start at 6.30 and last until 11.