Notts: Fire Service dealt with 26 incidents during strike

Notts Fire and Rescue Service responded to 26 incidents during this week’s 24-hour strike.

By Liam Norcliffe
Friday, 13th June 2014, 5:00 pm

From 9am on Thursday 12th June to 9am Friday 13th June contingency crews attended incidents across the county.

Calls included 14 fires, two road traffic collisions, three false alarms and two automated fire alarms.

Chief fire officer, John Buckley, said: “This was the longest period of industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union in this current dispute and, using limited resources, the Service has once again coped with the demands placed upon it.”

“The number of incidents experienced was in line with what we would expect at this time of year, and thankfully none of them was of major significance.”

“My thanks go to the people of Notts for following our safety advice and helping to keep themselves safe, and incidents to a minimum.”

“However, the situation is not ideal and we are currently in the process of recruiting additional people to boost our contingency crews to ensure we remain resilient should this industrial action continue.”

“I sincerely hope that the parties involved can resume the necessary negotiations as soon as possible, and bring this on-going dispute to an end.”

Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) have scheduled a further period of industrial action for 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday 21st June.