Firefighter strike takes place today

People are being urged to ‘take extra care’ when firefighters go out on strike later today.

A four hour walk-out is scheduled from midday as part of a national dispute between the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) and the Government over pensions.

Wiltshire Chief Fire Officer Simon Routh-Jones said: “While the industrial action is on-going, we will still respond to 999 calls but it may take us a little longer than usual to arrive as the appliances may be sent from a different location to normal.

"We would therefore urge everyone to take extra care to stay safe, which will hopefully reduce the number of calls we receive.”


Firefighters strike today

Firefighters across the south and south east are planning to strike for the first time in a decade.