24 hr FBU national strike begins 9am
Members of the Fire Brigades Union will be on strike from 9am today, until 9am tomorrow morning.
ECFRS has strong resilience arrangements in place with working Essex firefighters providing cover across the County.
Members of the public should continue to dial 999 in an emergency and we will respond. Businesses, just make a note to follow up automatic alarms with a phone call to ensure a response.
During periods of reduced fire cover, there are ways you can help us to keep you safe and you'll find safety advice here on our website and on our Facebook and Twitter feeds throughout the day. It's important that we are able to direct our resources where they are needed most during the next 24 hours, so please Be Safer, Be Slower, Be Vigilant.
This is a national dispute between the FBU and Government over proposed changes to pensions.