Gainsborough: Firefighters on strike Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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Firefighters in Gainsborough will walk out on strike later today (Friday) and over the weekend.

The industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) will affect many stations across Lincolnshire.

A period of strike action will take place today Friday 2nd May from 12 noon until 5pm.

Tomorrow, Saturday 3rd May, firefighters will walk out between 2pm to 2am on Sunday morning.

And again on Sunday 4th May there will be action between 10am and 3pm.

Dave Ramscar, chief fire officer at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has plans in place to ensure that we continue to provide an emergency response within the county.”

“We accept that any planned industrial action will impact on our ability to deliver business as usual, but we are confident that the implementation of our plans will enable us to continue to answer 999 calls and to respond to incidents as quickly as possible.”

“We continue to remind people to take care when going about their daily business, and that there is further safety advice available on our website and on Twitter @lincsfirerescue.”

The service said it had continuity plans in place for all eventualities and would be prepared to maintain an emergency response to 999 calls during strike periods.

However, people are urged to be especially aware of fire safety risks during these periods and should only call 999 in a genuine emergency.