Monday, 4 November 2013

Service Thanks Residents Again Following Industrial Action

RESIDENTS are being thanked again for heeding the 'Be Safer...Be Slower...Be Vigilant...' message given by Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS).

Members of the FBU went on strike between 6am and 8am this morning, during which time fire engines were crewed by on-call firefighters, along with operational officers and senior staff from across the service.

During the strike action one 999 call was received, listed below:
  1. At 6.35am we were called to an automatic fire alarm sounding on Larksfields in Wisbech. One crew attended. This was a false alarm.
Chris Strickland, Deputy Chief Fire Officer at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Although the service we were able to provide to residents during the industrial action was significantly impacted, we were able to use our own staff and fire engines to respond to all 999 calls.

"We have a legal duty to provide a service to the community and we were able to do so by drawing on our on-call staff, along with senior support staff and our operational officers from across the service.

"We would again like to thank residents for putting safety at the forefront of their minds this morning and taking on board our 'Be Safer...Be Slower...Be Vigilant...' message."