April 24 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Firefighters will go on strike again tomorrow morning between 6.30am and 8.30am.
The national Fire Brigades Union (FBU) strike is part of an ongoing dispute with the government about pensions.
A back up plan means the fire service will continue to operate a 999 response where calls will be prioritised as they come in.
Emergency fire calls will still get a response during the strike, where cover will be reduced and some fire stations closed.
Road users are being urged to “Be Safer, Be Slower, Be Vigilant,” on the county’s roads while the strike happens.
At a previous New Year’s Eve strike, firefighters in Norwich left the picket lines to attend a fire in Temple Road, off Magdalen Road in north Norwich.
Firefighters from Sprowton, Earlham and Carrow forced their way into the flat to put out the flames, caused by overcooked food.
A further call from Norwich’s Great Hospital in Bishopgate led firefighters to voluntarily abandon the strike after fire alarms were triggered.