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Fire strike bulletin

28 Apr 2014

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service will join firefighters across England and Wales in a strike from 2 to 4 May, the Fire Brigades Union has announced.

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Firefighters in England and Wales will take part in industrial action over pensions.

Confirmed dates for strikes are:

  • Friday, 2 May, 2014 - midday until 5pm
  • Saturday, 3 May, 2014 - 2pm until 2am Sunday, 4 May, 2014
  • Sunday, 4 May, 2014 - 10am until 3pm

Further details are available on Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service website:

Fire strike - general fire safety advice 

  1. Keep escape routes free from obstacles and check signage and emergency lighting is working and in place.
  2. Keep fire doors shut.
  3. Switch off any electrical equipment when not in use.
  4. Know your emergency escape route.
  5. If you have a fire, “Get Out - Stay Out” and call University Security on internal line 69966.