- During today's strike the London Fire Brigade received eighty four 999 calls
- Emergency Fire Contingency Crews dealt with eight incidents in the capital
- Emergency cover was provided from 13 strategic locations by 27 fire engines and around 200 EFCC staff
Source: London Fire Brigade
I'd like to thank the contingency crews for the professional way in which they have delivered the emergency cover and also the police and ambulance services for their assistance today.
I'm also grateful to Londoners for playing their part and taking on board our advice to take extra care during the strike.
While I am pleased that our contingency service has proved itself today I hope the pensions dispute between the FBU and the Government can be resolved without further industrial action so that they are not needed again.
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