Fire Fighters Announce 8 Day Strike
10:04am 8th August 2014
(Updated 8:27am 9th August 2014)
Dorset Fire Fighters start a new 8 day strike today.
Members of the FBU are in a dispute with the Government over pay and pensions.
They'll walk out every day - for two hours in the afternoon and an hour in the evening.
Dorset Fire and Rescue say they'll be running a reduced service during these times, but all 999 calls will STILL be answered.
The strike times are as follows:
Everyday between Saturday 9th August to Saturday 16th August
Between 12pm - 2pm and 10:59pm - 11:59pm.
Darran Gunter, Chief Fire Officer, said: "We are urging members of the public to take extra care to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their home or on our heathland. Fires can start for a variety of reasons, from cooking being left unattended, to electrical faults or careless disposal of cigarettes. The best advice we can give is for everyone to ensure they have a smoke alarm in their home and to check the battery is working at least once a week."
Although there will be a fewer firefighters to respond, the service have said they will continue to deal with all 999 calls.