Fire fighters' strike comes to an end with 17 incidents

Fire fighters' strike comes to an end with 17 incidents

Fire fighters' strike comes to an end with 17 incidents

First published in News

FIRE fighters were called out to 17 incidents during a nine-hour strike period that ended tonight.

Among them, crews dealt with a lock out in Harold Road, Clacton, and a small fire involving a washing machine in Westbury Court, Frinton.

The fire was out on arrival, crews inspected the property to ensure it was safe before leaving the scene.

In Key Road, Clacton, fire fighters released children who had got locked in a bedroom and also attended Old Road after smoke started pouring from an electrical cupboard.

There was no fire but working fire fighters inspected the property to make sure it was safe before leaving the scene.

At lunchtime a working crew attended a small field fire in South Green, Fingringhoe.

The strike, from 10am to 7pm, was part of a national dispute between the Fire Brigades Union and the Government over planned changes to fire fighter pensions.

Further strike action is planned for next week.

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10:21am Fri 11 Jul 14

Say It As It Is OK? says...

Well done to the guys who worked during the strike. It's good that some of you do care!
Well done to the guys who worked during the strike. It's good that some of you do care! Say It As It Is OK?
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11:57am Fri 11 Jul 14

998dave says...

I may be wrong, but I believe those called out are those who were on strike.

Rather than 100% striking, the crews continue to attend call outs that are threatening to life, serious injury or distress.

I fully support the fire brigades striking as they a) do care, and b) do a job that I couldn't do, with professionalism and selflessness.
I may be wrong, but I believe those called out are those who were on strike. Rather than 100% striking, the crews continue to attend call outs that are threatening to life, serious injury or distress. I fully support the fire brigades striking as they a) do care, and b) do a job that I couldn't do, with professionalism and selflessness. 998dave
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12:03pm Fri 11 Jul 14

998dave says...

998dave wrote:
I may be wrong, but I believe those called out are those who were on strike. Rather than 100% striking, the crews continue to attend call outs that are threatening to life, serious injury or distress. I fully support the fire brigades striking as they a) do care, and b) do a job that I couldn't do, with professionalism and selflessness.
from London Fire brigade, (I couldn't find the essex one);

During the strike firefighters will attend:

"Serious fires – like those in Londoners’ homes – confirmed by a 999 call
Fires that involve gas cylinders or hazardous substances.
Explosions
Vehicle fires or boat fires
Fires at railway stations and rail and road tunnels or fires involving people in underground tunnels
Aircraft or train crashes
Road traffic collisions
Collapsed structures
During the strike firefighters may not be able to attend:
Grass fires and other outdoor fires such as trees, hedges or undergrowth alight.
Rubbish fires (including fires in bins and skips) and fires on open ground.
Animal rescues (these will be referred to the RSPCA).
People shut in lifts (owners of buildings are responsible for ensuring arrangements are in place to release people from faulty lifts).
Flooding Automatic fire alarms – a fire engine will only be sent when the fire has been confirmed by a 999 call. "
[quote][p][bold]998dave[/bold] wrote: I may be wrong, but I believe those called out are those who were on strike. Rather than 100% striking, the crews continue to attend call outs that are threatening to life, serious injury or distress. I fully support the fire brigades striking as they a) do care, and b) do a job that I couldn't do, with professionalism and selflessness.[/p][/quote]from London Fire brigade, (I couldn't find the essex one); During the strike firefighters will attend: "Serious fires – like those in Londoners’ homes – confirmed by a 999 call Fires that involve gas cylinders or hazardous substances. Explosions Vehicle fires or boat fires Fires at railway stations and rail and road tunnels or fires involving people in underground tunnels Aircraft or train crashes Road traffic collisions Collapsed structures During the strike firefighters may not be able to attend: Grass fires and other outdoor fires such as trees, hedges or undergrowth alight. Rubbish fires (including fires in bins and skips) and fires on open ground. Animal rescues (these will be referred to the RSPCA). People shut in lifts (owners of buildings are responsible for ensuring arrangements are in place to release people from faulty lifts). Flooding Automatic fire alarms – a fire engine will only be sent when the fire has been confirmed by a 999 call. " 998dave
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2:03pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Boris says...

998dave wrote:
I may be wrong, but I believe those called out are those who were on strike.

Rather than 100% striking, the crews continue to attend call outs that are threatening to life, serious injury or distress.

I fully support the fire brigades striking as they a) do care, and b) do a job that I couldn't do, with professionalism and selflessness.
Well said, 998dave. No doubt the Essex firefighters work to similar guidelines, and the same will be true nationwide.
Our firefighters do a great job, and we know they will not let us down in a real emergency, so we should all support them, as you do.
[quote][p][bold]998dave[/bold] wrote: I may be wrong, but I believe those called out are those who were on strike. Rather than 100% striking, the crews continue to attend call outs that are threatening to life, serious injury or distress. I fully support the fire brigades striking as they a) do care, and b) do a job that I couldn't do, with professionalism and selflessness.[/p][/quote]Well said, 998dave. No doubt the Essex firefighters work to similar guidelines, and the same will be true nationwide. Our firefighters do a great job, and we know they will not let us down in a real emergency, so we should all support them, as you do. Boris
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2:33pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

They should all be sacked! If you are not happy with your wage or you job go do something else don't put lives a risk.
They should all be sacked! If you are not happy with your wage or you job go do something else don't put lives a risk. Mohammad Akbar
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6:09pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Navajo wife says...

Mr Ackbar I would love for you to be in California right now. ALL FIREFIGHTERS do a great job. We have three grass fires here now and at ONE there are over a thousand firefighters alone. Four homes lost and other stfuctures but NO LIVES...A couple of firfighters injured tho. YOU try getting out there on the front lines to fight these fires.HMMMM I wonder how you would feel. Sorry Mr A but some of your comments, well. As.for 998 you hit the nail on the head. I wonder how Mr. A would feel if HIS house caught fire.,?????????
Mr Ackbar I would love for you to be in California right now. ALL FIREFIGHTERS do a great job. We have three grass fires here now and at ONE there are over a thousand firefighters alone. Four homes lost and other stfuctures but NO LIVES...A couple of firfighters injured tho. YOU try getting out there on the front lines to fight these fires.HMMMM I wonder how you would feel. Sorry Mr A but some of your comments, well. As.for 998 you hit the nail on the head. I wonder how Mr. A would feel if HIS house caught fire.,????????? Navajo wife
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9:52am Sat 12 Jul 14

Mohammad Akbar says...

Sack the lot of them there are plenty of people out there who would love their job and the money it pays why should firefighters be aloud to hold us to ransom over pay they do it every year and it's getting boring now, if they are not happy they should get another job but the fact is they are to stupid to do and thing else.
Sack the lot of them there are plenty of people out there who would love their job and the money it pays why should firefighters be aloud to hold us to ransom over pay they do it every year and it's getting boring now, if they are not happy they should get another job but the fact is they are to stupid to do and thing else. Mohammad Akbar
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1:42am Mon 14 Jul 14

Boris says...

Mohammad Akbar wrote:
Sack the lot of them there are plenty of people out there who would love their job and the money it pays why should firefighters be aloud to hold us to ransom over pay they do it every year and it's getting boring now, if they are not happy they should get another job but the fact is they are to stupid to do and thing else.
The fact is that you, Mohammad, are too stupid and too cowardly to be a firefighter, and you know it. That is why you write drivel that seems to come straight from the Daily Hate Mail.
[quote][p][bold]Mohammad Akbar[/bold] wrote: Sack the lot of them there are plenty of people out there who would love their job and the money it pays why should firefighters be aloud to hold us to ransom over pay they do it every year and it's getting boring now, if they are not happy they should get another job but the fact is they are to stupid to do and thing else.[/p][/quote]The fact is that you, Mohammad, are too stupid and too cowardly to be a firefighter, and you know it. That is why you write drivel that seems to come straight from the Daily Hate Mail. Boris
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10:24pm Mon 14 Jul 14

Bunny Kingdom says...

Its not the fact that they all drive cabs, do door work or labouring for cash on a generous shift pattern that annoys me.
What grips me is the fact that they honestly think people care. If your going to try and get some sympathy based on heroics and professionalism then have some respect for yourself in the way you strike. Sat outside a fire station in a deck chair wearing shorts, stupid flame themed baseball cap and t-shirt with a copy of the sun under your arm is a poor attempt. Get a grip, wear a uniform and maybe your get a better response from the public.
You make the post office strikers look good !
Its not the fact that they all drive cabs, do door work or labouring for cash on a generous shift pattern that annoys me. What grips me is the fact that they honestly think people care. If your going to try and get some sympathy based on heroics and professionalism then have some respect for yourself in the way you strike. Sat outside a fire station in a deck chair wearing shorts, stupid flame themed baseball cap and t-shirt with a copy of the sun under your arm is a poor attempt. Get a grip, wear a uniform and maybe your get a better response from the public. You make the post office strikers look good ! Bunny Kingdom
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