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8:02am 25th September 2013

Cornish fire-fighters are preparing to strike for the first time in more than a decade.

Crews from St Just to Bude will walk-out for four hours from midday on Wednesday, in a row over pensions.

We are told told major emergencies will be covered but not stuff like automatic alarms.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) is urging residents and businesses to be prepared and to think about fire safety following the announcement that industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union is due to take place from 12 noon to 4pm on Wednesday 25 September.

CFRS Chief Fire Officer Des Tidbury says: "We have robust contingency plans in place to maintain minimum levels of cover.  The most important thing to remember is that if you do have a fire, get out of the building, stay out and call 999 - you will get an emergency response. We will continue to respond to emergency calls and will obviously prioritise those where lives are at risk. Public and fire fighter safety remains of paramount importance and we will give the best service to the people of Cornwall within the limitations of the resources available to us.

"I would urge everyone to take extra care and time to think about fire safety in their home during this period - check smoke alarms; ensure you know what you would do if there was a fire and not making unnecessary calls to the fire and rescue service."

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service's advice to residents is to take extra care with these six steps:

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms on at least every level of your home
  • Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they're working. Test them regularly
  • Stub cigarettes out properly and dispose of them carefully
  • Plan your escape route and make sure everyone knows how to get out in a fire
  • Take extra care in the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended
  • Do not overload electrical sockets. Watch out for faulty and over-heating electrical equipment, and wiring/cables


Businesses are also reminded to be mindful of their responsibilities as during periods of industrial action the Fire Service may not be able to respond to fire safety enquiries within its usual timescales. It remains the responsibility of employers, landlords and other premises occupiers to comply with fire safety law.

Prevention advice and guidance is available for businesses and residents on Cornwall Council's website.

8:02am 25th September 2013

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