Emergency Services: Plans are in place for Norfolk fuel shortages

The county's emergency services reassured people today that they had contingency plans to deal with any fuel shortages caused by panic buying at the pumps.

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: 'EEAST has plans in place in the event of any fuel shortage to ensure that it can continue to respond to emergency 999 calls and provide patient care.

'At all times we encourage members of the public to think before dialling 999.'

Norfolk police said: 'People can be reassured that there is currently no impact on local policing services.

'We are, in line with Government advice, currently reviewing our contingency plans to ensure our services can be protected and maintained in the event of strike action.'

Queues at the pumps continued today despite the union which represents fuel tanker drivers, Unite, ruling out a strike over Easter.

Norfolk fire service are also reviewing their plans.

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A spokesman said: 'It remains business as usual for Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service. We are reviewing our contingency plans to minimise any impact should we need to implement them.'

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