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.
– Cornwall's Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Paul Walker
"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.