"Both our appliances were in Carlisle at a warehouse fire. In order to attend that, Patterdale had to come up to deal with an incident at Rheged. This morning Kendal have been out - if their second pump was not there who would cover the area?"
- Dawn Coates, Retained Fire Fighter in Penrith.
Some firefighters in Cumbria took part in further strike action this morning as part of a nationwide walkout.
The strike took place between 6.30am and 8.30am across the region.
The action stems from an ongoing dispute with the government about pensions.
Firefighters across Cumbria are taking part in a nation-wide walkout this morning.
It is the third time this year that they have taken action in England and follows a dispute over proposed changes to their pensions.
Firefighters have today announced that they will hold a fourth strike on pensions between 10am and 2pm on Wednesday 13 November in England and Wales.
The announcement follows a dispute over proposed changes to their pensions.
Firefighters in Cumbria will go on strike on Friday evening between 6.30pm and 11pm in a row about pensions.
Cumbria County Council says the service will be stretched, but they have enough on-call fire fighters to keep people safe.