Derbys: Derbyshire firefighters announce more strike action

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue have announced that Fire Brigades Union (FBU) members within their service will be going on strike again on Wednesday, 13th November from 10am until 2pm.

The strike action comes as the FBU remains in dispute with employers and the Government over working conditions and pensions.

During times of industrial action, firefighters will continue to provide an emergency response service, albeit at a reduced level.

Firefighters are once again calling upon Derbyshire communities to take extra care and endeavour to prevent further emergencies from occurring during any period of industrial action.

Communities are asked to provide the first wall of defence, protecting their loved ones from the risks of fire and taking responsibility for their own safety as outlined in the community

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue area manager Bryan Bennett, said: “Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service will still be responding to 999 calls albeit at a reduced level.

“Once again we are asking members of the public to take extra steps to reduce the risk of a fire breaking out in their home and to take extra care when driving on the roads during this time.”

“Fire can start for a variety of reasons, from cooking being left unattended, to electrical faults or candles being placed too close to furnishings.”

“It is essential that everyone ensures that they have a working smoke alarm fitted on every level of their home, to provide vital early warning of a fire and give occupants crucial time to escape.”

“If you do have a fire do not try to tackle this yourself, get out, stay out and call 999, we will respond.”

All details relating to strike dates and times will be uploaded and amended as necessary on the Service’s website at