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Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service will go on strike this weekend as part of a dispute over pay.
Industrial action will be taken on Friday 2nd May at 12-5pm, Saturday 3rd May at 2pm-2am and Sunday 4th May at 10am-3pm.
This will result in a reduced emergency fire cover across the county for the periods of strike action.
A reduction in emergency fire cover does not increase the risk of a fire but people need to be extra aware of fire safety.
Chief Fire Officer Simon Routh-Jones said: “During the industrial action, we will still be responding to 999 calls, but it may take us a little longer than usual to arrive and, with larger premises, we may send a smaller attendance than usual in the first instance."
Top tips to reduce any fire risks:
- Review your risk assessment and emergency plan and practise your emergency evacuation plan.
- Ensure that fire wardens are properly trained and ask staff to be extra vigilant.
- If you do have a fire, evacuate the building and call 999 as you will get a response.