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Dorset firefighters to join industrial action next week
1:00pm Saturday 21st September 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS in Dorset are set to join in industrial action in Wednesday, September 25.
Some officers will take part in the national four-hour strike in a row over pensions.
Fire Brigades Union (FBU) officials warn the mid-week industrial action could be just the first in a line of walkouts if the government refuses to budge.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service will be providing a reduced emergency response service.
It has urged people to be more aware and fire conscious during the action.
Chief fire officer Darran Gunter said: “While the industrial faction is ongoing we will still be responding to 999 calls.
“But we are asking members of the public to take extra steps to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their home.
“Fires can start for a variety of reasons, from cooking being left unattended, to electrical faults or candles being placed too close to furnishings.
“Ensure you have a smoke alarm and check the battery regularly.”
Safety information can be found at dorsetfire.gov.uk.
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