The Chief Fire Officer at Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service is appealing for members of the public to be trained up to tackle fires, should regular crews decide to take industrial action.
it comes after the Fire Brigade Union balloted its members for potential strike action in a row over pension reforms.
Speaking earlier today, Sean Frayne said he needed to put contingency plans in place should firefighters stage a walk-out.
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