Strike action continues at Grantham Fire Station

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Firefighters are on strike again today (Sunday), between 10am and 3pm.

They are striking over pensions and over Government plans to raise the retirement age of firefighters to 60. The Fire Brigades Union fears that many of them will not be fit enough to work to that age and, as a result, could be sacked.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue stresses that plans are in place today and emergency calls will be responded to.

Dave Ramscar, Chief Fire Officer at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, 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.

“We continue to remind people to take care when going about their daily business, and that there is further safety advice available on our website and on Twitter @lincsfirerescue.”

Today’s strike follows five hours of action on Friday and 12 hours yesterday.