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Rush hour drivers warned to take extra care ahead of morning fire strike

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Road users are being urged to ‘Be Safer… Be Slower… Be Vigilant’ on the county’s roads tomorrow morning (Friday, January 3) during a national Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike.

The Service has back up plans in place so 999 emergency fire calls will get a response during the strike, which will take place from 6.30am until 8.30am.

Chris Strickland, Deputy Chief Fire Officer, said: “This will be the ninth strike we have endured and every single one has caused significant disruption to Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service. However, the public can be reassured that should an emergency occur, we will respond with fully trained, experienced firefighters.

“As this latest strike takes place during the morning rush hour we are urging road users to take extra care and drive to the road conditions – especially as it is forecast to be wet and windy.”

During the strike, fire engines will be crewed by operational staff from watch commanders up to the chief fire officer. Two non-operational managers have been trained to drive fire engines and on-call firefighters will be available across the county.

For further information on the strike and further safety advice, log onto www.cambsfire.gov.uk or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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