Thanks following strike action

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Norfolk’s Chief Fire Officer has thanked the people of Norfolk for the way they have responded to the four-hour strike held by members of the Fire Brigades Union which ended at 4pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Nigel Williams said: “I am pleased that Norfolk’s residents have been vigilant during the strike action which has meant we haven’t faced serious problems in the county and the number of calls we’ve received has been low.

“We have had a contingency plan in place which we have been working very hard on to ensure that cover has been maintained during these difficult circumstances.

“However, I would urge people to continue to use their good sense and take all the necessary precautions even now that the Fire and Rescue Service is back at full strength.”

During the four hour period the fire control room took three calls. Of these only one incident was attended, a stubble fire at Hickling. The other calls were a false alarm and a road traffic collision which did not require the Service’s assistance.

Dan Roper, Cabinet Member for Public Protection at Norfolk County Council, said: “We had a good contingency plan in place to ensure public safety but I am very pleased that in the event it hardly had to be used. It is always good news when things are uneventful for the Fire and Rescue Service, I would like to thank residents for their help in making sure the Service had a quiet afternoon.”