London,
20
February
2015
|
14:29
Europe/London

London Fire Brigade strike action

The Fire Brigade Union (FBU) has called for further strike action on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 February.

The strike will run for 24 hours – starting at 7am on Wednesday 25 February until 7am on Thursday 26 February 2015.

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.

Further information can be found on the London Fire Brigade website.