The people of Cambridgeshire have been thanked for heeding the ‘Be Safer…Be Slower…Be Vigilant’ message after this morning’s FBU strike passed without incident.
Members of the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) went on strike between 6.30am and 8.30am today (Friday, January 3) during which time fire engines were crewed by on-call firefighters, operational managers and senior staff from across the service.
During the strike action no 999 calls were received. Chris Strickland, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “Whilst our day-to-day services were severely disrupted by the strike, the commitment of our on-call, support and operational managers ensured we were able to fulfil our legal duty to provide a fire and rescue service.
“Our thanks goes out to the community for taking extra care this morning and putting safety at the forefront of their minds.” For further information on the strike and further safety advice, log onto www.cambsfire.gov.uk or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.