Firefighters strike over until Friday

Bournemouth Echo: Firefighters strike over until Friday Firefighters strike over until Friday

A NEW Year’s Eve strike by firefighters in Dorset and Hampshire passed without incident.

Crews walked out between 6.30pm and half past midnight as their fight against changes to their pension arrangements continues.

Another strike is set for Friday January 3, between 6.30am and 8.30am.

Dorset Fire and Rescue said they had a quiet evening despite heavy rain and strong winds.

At Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, a spokesman said the service had around 30 fire appliances ready to respond during the strike, mainly crewed by retained firefighters.

Assistant Chief Officer Bob Ratcliffe thanked the public for taking extra care and heeding safety messages and urged them to continue to take care over the remainder of the festive period.

“If you’re drinking, please don’t think about driving, grab a cab” he said.  “And rather than cooking when you get home, treat yourself to a takeaway.

"Make sure all Christmas lights are switched off and candles fully extinguished before you go to bed.”

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11:00am Wed 1 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Been following the this story with genuine interest ..I do no empathize with them.in fact wander why anyone would we,r in the same boat and need to adjust our expectations.However I do wander where the Echo stand .they report on every trivial incident ,ruined pie .scorched T towel ect.And then go on to report the amount of fire engines and firefighters that are on duty. So not withstanding a nuclear bang them stricking as little or no impact on public safety.perhaps the government should consider the French model ambulance and fire service are the same service.And it seems to work
Been following the this story with genuine interest ..I do no empathize with them.in fact wander why anyone would we,r in the same boat and need to adjust our expectations.However I do wander where the Echo stand .they report on every trivial incident ,ruined pie .scorched T towel ect.And then go on to report the amount of fire engines and firefighters that are on duty. So not withstanding a nuclear bang them stricking as little or no impact on public safety.perhaps the government should consider the French model ambulance and fire service are the same service.And it seems to work kalebmoledirt

1:18pm Wed 1 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

You must read about the scorched rug in breaking news it gives substance to my theory
You must read about the scorched rug in breaking news it gives substance to my theory kalebmoledirt

6:58pm Wed 1 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Where is the debate. DFS .You need to answere the questions.standing outside in what as been described as your second home.complete with bedroom kitchen and gym waiting for the tax payer to honk in support.is not a way to appeal for public sympathy .I think they prefer their taxes to go on more deserving causes ie schools ,hospitals,and police .who as I know do not have a place to sleep when not when not required to fulfilling their duties.
Where is the debate. DFS .You need to answere the questions.standing outside in what as been described as your second home.complete with bedroom kitchen and gym waiting for the tax payer to honk in support.is not a way to appeal for public sympathy .I think they prefer their taxes to go on more deserving causes ie schools ,hospitals,and police .who as I know do not have a place to sleep when not when not required to fulfilling their duties. kalebmoledirt

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