Herts updates fire strike guidelines
Hertfordshire Fire Service has reissued guidelines to try to prevent unnecessary fires during the firefighterís strike.
The strike, which is the second over pay, began on Friday, November 13, at 9am and is set to continue for eight days.
The authority's Chief Fire Officer says preparations have been made for the stoppage but he has urged individuals to take extra care during the strike.
The Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service says the most important message in the event of fire is to get out and call 999 but the authority has also issued some basic guidelines for the public to follow:
Hertfordshire has 13 Green Goddesses available for duty. The county normally has 49 fire fighting vehicles available. There are 282 armed forces personnel available for shifts in the county compared with 580 full-time firefighters and retained firefighters.
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November 22, 2002
Herts issues fire strike guidelines - November 13, 2002