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.