Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


New FBU strike dates announced today

The Fire Brigades Union has announced three new strike dates as part of its national dispute over Government pension reforms.

FBU members will strike between 12:00 and 17:00hrs on Friday May 2;  14:00 hrs on Saturday May 3 and 02:00hrs Sunday May 4; and 10:00 and 15:00hrs on Sunday May 4.

ECFRS has strong resilience arrangements to ensure fire cover is maintained during strike periods. But the public can play a part in keeping risk to a minimum by being safer, slower and vigilant during periods of reduced fire cover.

In advance of the strike, families are being urged to check their smoke alarms. Keep an eye on any vulnerable neighbours, friends and family and help them to stay fire safe. If you’re out on the roads, allow extra time for your journey and drive to arrive.

All businesses should remember to follow up automatic fire alarm alerts with a phone call.


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