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Firefighters to go on strike
8:00am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS are to go on strike across the country due to a dispute over pensions.
It is yet to be confirmed which stations in Greater Manchester are to join the strike, but a spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said the service has been working for some time to put contingencies in place if a major issue is to affect the work force.
County fire officer, Steve McGuirk, said: "We have recruited and trained an emergency fire crew to provide fire cover.
“This will be much reduced from our usual service with fewer engines attending a limited range of incidents and we will be prioritising calls.
"Local people need to start thinking about their own safety - make sure they have a working smoke alarm, know the main causes of fire, have a fire escape plan and carry out a bedtime routine.
“For more information please check our website manchesterfire.gov.uk and follow our social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter.”
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