Retained firefighters in Donington will be lighting up the skies at the village’s annual bonfire event while other areas of the county are hit by strikes.
Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has announced two more strikes that coincide with the weekend many communities across South Holland will be holding their fireworks display.
Firefighters have been officially informed by the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) of their intention to strike on Friday from 6.30pm until 11pm and on Monday, November 4, from 6am until 8am.
A spokesman 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.”
The dates coincide with a live action firework theatre show planned for Springfields on Friday night, expected to attract hundreds of people.
It is also the night of the annual Donington bonfire, where the local retained firefighters have traditionally lit the fireworks.
An organiser said: “We are lucky to have retained firefighters here who have always done this for us and will be again this year.
“It’s a service they do for the community and they help make it a very safe and enjoyable event.”
The weekend of discontent will also see postmen striking on Monday.
Members of the Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) are taking industrial action over the impact of privatisation.
A spokesman said: “This dispute is not about Royal Mail, it is about the impact of privatisation. We are keen to defend our members’ terms and conditions and job security.
“We are seeking an agreement which will be good for customers and the workers, because the legal protections we want will also underpin the current service provided.
“The protection we are looking for is to cease any plan to franchise our members’ work, outsource or break up the company and the establishment of a parallel workforce engaged on reduced terms.”
l Residents are asked to take care when going about their daily business and lighting fireworks while firefighters are striking. For further safety advice visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/lfr