Tynedale: No alarms during strike
Published at 07:37, Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Wednesday’s four-hour strike by firefighters passed off without incident in Tynedale.
The stoppage by the Fire Brigades Union to back its fight for a better deal on pensions saw only one minor incident across the whole of the county – a small kitchen fire in Blyth which was out before an emergency fire crew arrived.
Chief Fire Officer Alex Bennett said: “We believe that this low level of activity is a reflection of our effective planning and also of the support we have received from the community in minimising the risks from fire and being extra vigilant.”
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