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Fire strike due to begin at midday

The first of 3 strikes by the FBU takes place today Photo: Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Images

The first of strikes by the Fire Brigades Union is due to take place today across the south west. It's all part of a campaign against changes to their pensions. It's accused the Government of 'burying its head in the sand' over the issue. The Government claims the FBU has one of the most generous pensions in the country.

"We have contingency plans in place to maintain minimum levels of cover during the strike action. The most important thing to remember is that if you do have a fire, get out of the building, stay out and call 999 - you will get an emergency response.

– Cornwall's Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Paul Walker