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Residents need to prepare for firefighters' strike
8:20am Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
RESIDENTS are being warned to be prepared for tomorrow's firefighters’ strike.
Fire crews in Leigh will be participating in the national strike over pensions and will walk out between noon and 4pm on September 25.
The fire and rescue authority in Leigh has a legal duty to put contingency plans in place but cover during the action will be limited.
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, visit www.manchesterfire.gov.uk.
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