Video - Stay safe during firefighters strike

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West Yorkshire Fire Authority has released a safety advice video as the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) prepares to take further strike action in a row over pensions.

The FBU will carry out its second strike between 6.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, October 19.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer, Simon Pilling

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Chief Fire Officer, Simon Pilling

Members are protesting against government plans that will mean firefighters will have to work up until up the age of 60 to receive their full pension.

Simon Pilling, chief fire officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, has urged people to watch the video to help minimise the risk of fires during the strike.

He said: “We remain confident in our contingency plans after they were tested, and proved to be successful, during the last period of strike action in September.

“A reduced emergency response will again be inevitable during this next strike action, however, we do our very best to provide effective services throughout.”

For more information visit www.westyorksfire.gov.uk