Fire fighters strike in North Devon

There will be no repeat of the walkout staged at Barnstaple fire station during the strike in Septem

There will be no repeat of the walkout staged at Barnstaple fire station during the strike in September - Credit: Archant

Fire fighters across North Devon stage walkouts over pension reforms for the fourth time.

FIRE fighters are striking again today (Weds) due to a dispute with the government over pension reforms.

The fourth strike by Fire Brigades Union members started at 10am and will last until 2pm.

Fire fighters will be staging walk outs and have urged the public to take care, issuing the following advice:

• If you haven’t already got one, install a smoke alarm and test it every week


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• Take extra care in the kitchen - this is where most fires start

• Check your electrical appliances - turn them off and don’t overload sockets

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• If you smoke, put cigarettes out properly

• Sleep safe - check everything in your home every bedtime

• Plan a safe escape - make sure you know how to get out of your home in an emergency

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