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Essex: Fire fighters to strike tomorrow
8:43am Friday 18th October 2013 in News
Members of the Fire Brigades Union will be taking strike action tomorrow evening between the hours of 6.30pm and 11.30pm.
The national action is over Government plans for pension reforms.
A fire service spokesman said: "Essex has strong resilience arrangements in place and Essex firefighters on Essex appliances will respond from 12 strategic locations across the County.
"Members of the public should continue to dial 999 in the event of an incident and ECFRS will respond.
"However, while there is reduced cover, we would ask you to heed our safety advice to Be Safer, Be Slower, Be Vigilant.
"You may have seen our quirky Grab a Kebab campaign in the national and local press - well it has a serious message since more than half of all fires in Essex start in the kitchen.
"So, if you can avoid cooking on Saturday night and treat yourself to a take away that might be the way to go, particularly if you have had a heavy night of alcohol."
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