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Firefighters New Year strike

Firefighters around the West Country are striking again in a dispute over pay, pensions and cuts.

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Firefighters will respond to emergencies during strike

Fire services across the West Country insist they'll be able to respond to emergencies despite a four hour strike planned by firefighters tomorrow.

It's more than ten years since firefighters last walked out in the region. This time they're worried about changes to pensions and a raising of their retirement age. Chief Fire Officers say they have contingency plans, including using fire officers who aren't union members.

We spoke to Chief Fire Officer Des Tidbury from Cornwall Fire and Rescue:

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