Members of the Fire Brigades Union in Wales and England held a further strike last night in a dispute over pensions.
The strike lasted for five hours, from 7pm until midnight, and further action is scheduled for New Years eve .
Throughout the period of strike action Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service was operating at around 80% availability.
Meanwhile Chief Fire Officer, Simon Smith at North Wales Fire and Rescue Service says, "there was obviously a reduction in the resources that we had at our disposal, however, our business continuity plans were put into operation effectively "
The Fire Brigades Union say they will continue to strike until an agreement can be reached with the Government. Firefighters have been striking in rows over changes to their pensions since September.
Firefighters provide a first-class standard of service 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, and these strikes will remind government just how reliant they are on our members' professionalism, commitment and flexibility.
However, there should be no need for industrial action, and it's absurd that firefighters' concerns over pensions have not been addressed already.
The government must stop claiming they are negotiating when they have refused to talk for two months and insist on forcing through proposals that are unaffordable, unworkable and unfair.
By simply conceding common sense and allowing firefighters a fair deal, the government could end this industrial action today.
Firefighters across Wales will walk out today in rows over their pensions. The Fire Brigades Union will picket outside fire stations from 19:00 to midnight.
This marks the seventh strike since September with a further two planned for Tuesday the 31st of December and Friday the 3rd of January.
The Welsh Government say it's, "working closely with three Fire Rescue Authorities in Wales, the UK government and the other devolved governments to ensure preparations have been made deal with any impact the dispute may have."