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Safety advice for August fire strikes

08 Aug 2014

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced that its members in England and Wales will take further strike action between 9 and 16 August

emergency exit

Fire and Rescue Sevices in England and Wales will take strike action strike on the following dates:

  • Saturday, 9 August:  12–2pm and 10.59pm–11.59pm
  • Sunday, 10 August: 12–2pm and 10.59pm–11.59pm
  • Monday, 11 August: 12–2pm and 10.59pm–11.59pm
  • Tuesday, 12 August: 12–2pm and 10.59pm–11.59pm
  • Wednesday, 13 August 12–2pm and 10.59pm–11.59pm
  • Thursday, 14 August: 12–2pm and 10.59pm–11.59pm
  • Friday, 15 August: 12–2pm and 10.59pm–11.59pm
  • Saturday, 16 August: 12–2pm and 10.59pm–11.59pm

Further details

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General fire safety advice during a fire strike

The strike action limits fire engine availability and fire crews may not be trained to the same level as normal.

  1. Keep escape routes free from obstacles
  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 extension 69966
  6. Think about road safety