Fire crews train volunteers

Fire services across the country are training volunteers to provide essential back-up in case planned national strike action goes ahead

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Fire services train volunteers ahead of planned strike

Fire services across the country will go on strike some time over the next six weeks Credit: ITV

Volunteer members of the public are being trained to cover for firefighters ahead of planned strike action.

It follows a row over Government proposals to review the current pension scheme. Fire Brigade Union (FBU) members have voted to take action within the next month, in what would be the first national strike of firefighters for more than 10 years.

Some of the new auxiliary firefighters are being trained by Cleveland Fire Brigade.

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