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North Yorkshire Firefighters To Strike This Afternoon


8:27am 2nd May 2014
(Updated 5:34pm 2nd May 2014)

Firefighters in North Yorkshire will go on strike this afternoon in a row over pensions. They will walk out between noon and 5pm today in the first of three strikes in three days.

Around half of the normal number of fire engines will be available in the county during the strikes.

Minster FM asked Owen Heywood from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue if volunteers could be brought in:

 During the strike, which took place between 12noon and 5pm on the 2nd May 2014 we attended a total of 10 incidents.

These incidents included 5 automatic fire alarms, a road traffic collision, a lift release, a small fire in the open, a car fire and a special service call which was a false alarm.

During the strike period we had over half our fire engines available, across the whole Service area, to attend incidents if they were required. 

Following the earlier industrial action our normal service has now resumed and we will be attending calls as normal.

There will be a ban on voluntary overtime between today and Friday 9th May and further strikes tomorrow, 3rd May, between 2pm and 2am and Sunday 4th May, between 10am and 3pm.

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