FBU members will strike on Friday morning as national dispute rages on

North Devon firefighters will again strike tomorrow (Friday) as a national dispute between the Fire Brigades Union and the Government continues.

Firemen and women from across the area will be striking between 6.30am and 8.30am on Friday as the debate over pension reforms continues, with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service quick to point out that they have ‘substantial contingency plans’ in place.

This will be the thid strike in 10 days, after similar action was taken on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.

Chief Fire Officer for Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, Lee Howell, said: “Our plans have worked well during the previous periods of action, but we are asking the public to help us again by taking extra care.

“We will continue to respond to 999 calls and do everything we can to keep the public safe.”