Firefighters across the North West are due to go on strike later today.
Members of the Fire Brigade Union will strike for five hours from midday in a row over pensions.
It is the first of three days of industrial action planned over the Bank Holiday weekend.
A spokesperson for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service said:
“The public should be reassured that our staff will maintain a significant emergency response capability during industrial action on May 2, May 3 and May 4 and 999 calls will be answered and responded to.
“During any industrial action we always ask the public to show extra care and vigilance.”
Fire crews across the North West are due to walk out this morning.
It's the ninth strike by the Fire Brigades Union since September in the row over pensions and the retirement age.
Todays strike walk out is scheduled to last 2 hours from 6.30am to 8.30 this morning.