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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Chief Fire Officer thanks residents for taking extra care during strike action

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Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer, Peter Dartford, has thanked members of the community for being extra vigilant during today’s industrial action.

I would like to thank residents of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire for their vigilance

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford

The Staffordshire and West Midlands Fire Control received just 2 emergency calls for Staffordshire during the Fire Brigades Union strike which ran from 12 noon to 5pm today (2 May 2014).

The calls related to reports of smoke coming from a vehicle and to release an individual trapped in a lift.

Chief Fire Officer Peter Dartford thanked residents and motorists for taking heed of the Service’s safety messages.

“We have worked very hard with the support of other local agencies to promote vital safety messages ahead of and during this strike action. Local communities have clearly taken notice of our campaign.

I would like to thank residents of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire for their vigilance but remind them that there are further periods of strike action planned for 3 May from 2pm to 2am and Sunday 4 May from 10am to 3pm. Once again we will have emergency response arrangements in place but it will not be business as usual therefore we need local residents and business to continue taking extra care at home, at work and on the roads”.