By a County Press reporter
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
FIRE Brigades’ Union members on the Isle of Wight are to take part in a national strike tomorrow (Thursday), as part of the ongoing row over government changes to pensions and retirement.
A 24-hour strike is due to take place from 9am, followed by a seven-hour strike from 10am on Saturday.
Non-FBU members will attend life-critical incidents such as house fires or road traffic incidents as part of contingency arrangements put in place by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service.
People should still dial 999 in an emergency as fire control will operate normally.
Chief fire officer Steve Apter said: "The strike action comes at a busy time for us here on the Island with the start of the Isle of Wight Festival but I’d like to reassure people that we have contingency plans in place to maintain fire cover, albeit at a reduced level."
Executive member for public safety Cllr Phil Jordan said: "I would ask people to be extra vigilant during the strikes as fire service responses will be limited."
A range of fire safety information for homes and businesses can be found at www.iwight.com/fire
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