Firefighters to strike over fireworks weekend

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Lincolnshire Fire Rescue has announced two more strikes that coincide with the weekend many communities hold their fireworks display.

Firefighters been officially informed by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) of their intention to strike on Friday, November 1, from 6.30pm until 11pm and on Monday, November 4, from 6am until 8am.

A spokeman said: ““Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has plans in place to ensure that we continue to provide an emergency response within the county.

“We accept that any planned industrial action will impact on our ability to deliver business as usual, but we are confident that the implementation of our plans will enable us to continue to answer 999 calls and to respond to incidents as quickly as possible.”

Residents are asked to take care when going about their daily business and for further safety advice visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr and Twitter @lincsfirerescue.”