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    Dave Dutch Holland wrote:
    Thank goodness our Armed Forces can't go on strike. Can you imagine the moaning and whining that would come from the Fire Service if they had to step into Soldiers boots. Be thankful for a job, be thankful for a pension and if Firemen think their job is dangerous, find something less dangerous, with less pay and no pension. Oh and if the whole of the general public remained vigilant, there would be no need for a Fire Service.
    Brave words Mr Holland,

    I hope your house is insured and that it doesn't catch fire.

    Our fire bobbies do a very difficult job, and it gets more difficult by the day.

    Can you imagine how difficult and dangerous it must be to carry some over-weight drunkard down a rickety ladder after he has fallen asleep with a fag in his mouth and set the arm-chair on fire. The fumes from the vinegar-soaked copy of the Sun only adding to the drama.
    Whilst doing this there would be the horror of knowing that your pension could be snatched from under you at any moment.

    Putting out a modern fire is not as easy as you may think, it takes years of training, remember, no two fires are the same.

    I applaud our brave brass-hatted professionals, long may they have plenty of fires to extinguish!!"
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Fire service urges public to be vigilant during Saturday's strike action

Fire service urges public to be vigilant during Saturday's strike action

Fire service urges public to be vigilant during Saturday's strike action

Fire service urges public to be vigilant during Saturday's strike action

First published in News

CHESHIRE Fire and Rescue Service has said it is confident that it is once again prepared to handle a strike taking place tomorrow.

Members of the Fire Brigades Union will be taking part in strike action tomorrow, Saturday, June 21 between 10am and 5pm.

But the service told the Guardian it is calling on the public to be extra vigilant when the strike takes place.

Chief Fire Officer, Paul Hancock, said: “It is important to highlight that the strikes being proposed relate to national issues rather than local ones and that action will only be taken by those staff that are members of the Fire Brigade’s Union.

“We do have plans and procedures in place that will enable us to continue to protect the communities of Cheshire during strike periods.

"However, we will have less fire engines available and so we would encourage everyone to take extra care both in the home and out and about on the roads, to keep themselves and their families safe.”

The service is reminding people of the following key safety advice:

• Please make sure you have a working smoke alarm installed in your home.

• Know exactly how to get out of your home if a fire breaks out.

• Be especially careful when cooking – both in your home or on the barbecue.

• Ensure that you take extra care while driving.

The service is also advising people and businesses to avoid doing anything that could increase the risk of a fire breaking out.

A spokesperson added: "We would like to thank the public for their continued support in helping to keep the number of incidents down during the industrial action."

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