No incidents during this morning’s St Albans firefighters strike
- Credit: Archant
Crews from St Albans fire station went on strike this morning along with firefighters across the country.
The strike marks the second protest held by the Fire Brigades Union this week as they are unhappy with the Government’s plans for their pensions.
Between 6.30am and 8.30am only two phone calls were received by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service and there were no incidents in the district.
Richard Thake, cabinet member for community safety, said: “Despite fewer resources being available during the strike action all incidents were dealt with appropriately.
“We are extremely disappointed that further walkouts took place and we continue to hope for a speedy resolution to this ongoing dispute.”
Roy Wilsher, chief fire officer and director of community protection, said: “The contingency plans that were put in place have stood up well. We have been delighted by the consistent dedication and commitment of staff who did work.
“We would like to once again thank everyone who took extra care during the strike action and heeded the safety advice given prior to the walkout.”
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