At Euston fire station drivers in lorries, cars and taxis sounded their horns in support of the firefighters. The union's own fire engine was driven onto the station forecourt, with Johnny Cash's Ring of Fire song blaring from a loudspeaker:
– Paul Embury, regional official of the FBU
We have been receiving a lot of public support today at picket lines across London.
There is solid support for the strike - but it is a sad day in some respects because firefighters don't want to be on strike.