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Warning as firefighters strike tonight and tomorrow

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Firefighters across West Norfolk are expected to go on strike this evening.

Members of the Fire Brigade union have voted in favour of industrial action between 6pm and 10pm today and tomorrow.

This next wave of strikes is part of an ongoing row with the Government over pensions.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue says it will be prioritising 999 calls during the strike as a result of a reduced service.

Chief fire officer Nigel Williams said: “I would like to reassure people in Norfolk that we have been working very hard to make sure we are as prepared as possible to deal with as many incidents as we can.

“We will, however, need to carefully consider each call as it comes in before despatching whatever resource is appropriate. While the service is clearly going to be reduced in effectiveness, our job is to do the very best we can to protect the people of Norfolk and this is what we will do.”

Homes in Norfolk are urged to reduce the threat of fire by ensuring cigarettes are stubbed out and taking care in the kitchen.

 

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