The Fire Brigades Union has confirmed that Essex fire crews are set to strike on five days over summer in response to a dispute over frontline cuts.
The Fire Brigades Union said that if the current planned cuts go ahead Essex will have lost as many as a fifth of its frontline fighters since 2008 in addition to key pieces of fire-fighting equipment, with response times to fires taking longer as a result.
Planned Strike Dates
10.00 until 18.00 on June 28th
04:00 until 05:00 on July 7th
09.00 on July 18th until 09:00 on July 19th
17:00 until 19:00 on August 18th
11:00 until 16:00 on October 18th
Whilst Essex fire service has confirmed that 100 firefighters and dozens of retained crews have signed up to resilience contracts ensuring their availability during the strikes we would recommend extra vigilance during the strike periods.