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.
Firefighters in England and Wales will strike again on Saturday October 19, the Fire Brigades Union have announced.
It's over a row with the Government over pensions.
Firefighters throughout our region previously staged a four-hour strike in September.
Firefighters from across the country will attend the funeral today of a colleague from Suffolk who died during a training exercise in Hertfordshire.
Alan Soards, who was 38, was based at Lowestoft Fire Station. He was taken ill during an exercise at the Lee Valley white water centre.
Fellow fire fighters will act as pallbearers and his coffin will be carried on the back of a turntable ladder to a church in Gorleston-on-Sea.
The Fire Brigades' Union has confirmed this afternoon that a strike will go ahead tomorrow.
The one hour strike will start at four and five o'clock in the morning. But normal services will resume for the Olympic Torch Relay in the area later in the morning.
Talks to reach a settlement between fire chiefs and unions in Essex have failed.
The conciliation service Acas met with both sides yesterday over threats of strike action over changes to working practices. At the moment the first walk out will take place on Thursday.