Video. For four hours today, firefighters across the region were not on call to respond to emergencies because of a row over their pensions. From midday, they took to the picket lines to send out a strong message to the government that they do not want to work until they are 60.
Despite the walk out, the fire service said they did have contingency plans in place if 999 calls did come in and, as Kerry Swain reports, it wasn't long before one did.
During the strike by firefighters and members of the Fire Brigades' Union today, Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service attended two incidents across the county.
The fires attended were:
A small fire in a light fitting at Superdrug in Old George Mall, Salisbury. It was dealt with by the resilience crew from Salisbury and the on-call crew from Wilton.
A dishwasher fire in Oakhurst. It was attended by the resilience crew from Swindon and the on-call crew from Cricklade.
Of the firefighters that were meant to work this afternoon, 120 were on duty and 128 were on strike.
Chief Fire Officer of Wiltshire Fire, Simon Routh-Jones said, "I am obviously very please that we have had a quiet afternoon across the county, and my thanks go to the firefighters who continued to work through the strike period.
Two crews from Kent Fire and Rescue service, are in attendance at a house fire in Hectorage road, in Tonbridge. The control room was called at 2:10pm to reports of a fire on the first floor of the property. No-one was hurt.