Monday, 21 July 2014

8 days of strikes end with public asked to remember Stay Safe advice

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service is asking members of the public to remember its safety advice as eight days of strikes end.

The latest walk out by members of the Fire Brigades Union took place between 5pm-7pm as part of the ongoing dispute with the Government over pensions.

Our contingency crews were on duty providing emergency cover.

The following incidents occurred during the two hour strike:
• An officer attended reports of the smell of burning in Hastings - no sign of fire.
• Person needing first aid outside Heathfield Community Fire Station. Firefighters at scene assisted and police and ambulance were alerted.
• Automatic alarm sounding due to overheated food at a residential property in Brighton.

Stay SAFE

Although this period of strike action is now over, the Service would like members of the public to remain aware of how they can reduce the chances of emergencies.

Smoke alarms save lives – fit them properly and test them regularly
Avoid distractions – whether behind the wheel, out and about or cooking paying attention helps keep you safe
Family and friends might need help – check in on them and share our advice
Escape routes should be planned and explained to everyone in your home

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