Fire crews return to duty after industrial action

Darlington and Stockton Times: The County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service The County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

FIRE crews returned to duty early this morning (Wednesday, January 1) following industrial action.

Fire fighters across the country took part in a strike from 6.30pm on New Year’s Eve until 12.30am on January 1.

The strike, led by the Fire Brigades Union, relates to an on-going national dispute over pension scheme proposals and was the eighth period of industrial action concerning the issue.

During the six hour period, County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service said it continued to respond to emergencies and attended nine incidents, including a crash on the A19 at Seaham Grange, a loose horse in West Auckland, rubbish fires in Darlington and Chester-le-Street and a false alarm at Frankland Prison, Durham.

Stuart Errington, deputy chief fire officer, said: “Our resilience plans have worked well and we coped with a diverse range of emergency incidents.

"I would like to thank people for taking extra care, especially as this strike coincided with New Year’s Eve when many people would have been celebrating and safety may not necessarily have been their number one priority.

“During this most recent period of industrial action, as during the seven previous strikes since September, we were able to provide people in County Durham and Darlington borough with a professional response.”

Another strike is set to take place on Friday, January 3 from 6.30am until 8.30am.

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7:58pm Wed 1 Jan 14

darloboss says...

if your not happy with the job or conditions why not put your notice in and get another job, a real job and work for a living
if your not happy with the job or conditions why not put your notice in and get another job, a real job and work for a living darloboss

9:08pm Wed 1 Jan 14

maclaren says...

darloboss wrote:
if your not happy with the job or conditions why not put your notice in and get another job, a real job and work for a living
So fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living whatever you views on the reasons for industrial action to suggest that fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living beggars belief so who will you call when your trapped in a burning bedroom or need to be cut free from your car GHOSTBUSTERS your comment is offensive and stinks of being just a wind up, and NO I am NOT a fireman just somebody who respects what they do unlike you, they put their lives in danger for the public so show some respect
[quote][p][bold]darloboss[/bold] wrote: if your not happy with the job or conditions why not put your notice in and get another job, a real job and work for a living[/p][/quote]So fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living whatever you views on the reasons for industrial action to suggest that fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living beggars belief so who will you call when your trapped in a burning bedroom or need to be cut free from your car GHOSTBUSTERS your comment is offensive and stinks of being just a wind up, and NO I am NOT a fireman just somebody who respects what they do unlike you, they put their lives in danger for the public so show some respect maclaren

10:55pm Wed 1 Jan 14

darloboss says...

maclaren wrote:
darloboss wrote:
if your not happy with the job or conditions why not put your notice in and get another job, a real job and work for a living
So fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living whatever you views on the reasons for industrial action to suggest that fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living beggars belief so who will you call when your trapped in a burning bedroom or need to be cut free from your car GHOSTBUSTERS your comment is offensive and stinks of being just a wind up, and NO I am NOT a fireman just somebody who respects what they do unlike you, they put their lives in danger for the public so show some respect
Iam closer to this than you know
previous posting still stands
[quote][p][bold]maclaren[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]darloboss[/bold] wrote: if your not happy with the job or conditions why not put your notice in and get another job, a real job and work for a living[/p][/quote]So fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living whatever you views on the reasons for industrial action to suggest that fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living beggars belief so who will you call when your trapped in a burning bedroom or need to be cut free from your car GHOSTBUSTERS your comment is offensive and stinks of being just a wind up, and NO I am NOT a fireman just somebody who respects what they do unlike you, they put their lives in danger for the public so show some respect[/p][/quote]Iam closer to this than you know previous posting still stands darloboss

9:48pm Fri 3 Jan 14

maclaren says...

darloboss wrote:
maclaren wrote:
darloboss wrote:
if your not happy with the job or conditions why not put your notice in and get another job, a real job and work for a living
So fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living whatever you views on the reasons for industrial action to suggest that fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living beggars belief so who will you call when your trapped in a burning bedroom or need to be cut free from your car GHOSTBUSTERS your comment is offensive and stinks of being just a wind up, and NO I am NOT a fireman just somebody who respects what they do unlike you, they put their lives in danger for the public so show some respect
Iam closer to this than you know
previous posting still stands
That's fine, freedom of speech is one of the few things I love about the uk, I am also closer than you think and my post still stands
[quote][p][bold]darloboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]maclaren[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]darloboss[/bold] wrote: if your not happy with the job or conditions why not put your notice in and get another job, a real job and work for a living[/p][/quote]So fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living whatever you views on the reasons for industrial action to suggest that fire fighters don't do a real job and don't work for a living beggars belief so who will you call when your trapped in a burning bedroom or need to be cut free from your car GHOSTBUSTERS your comment is offensive and stinks of being just a wind up, and NO I am NOT a fireman just somebody who respects what they do unlike you, they put their lives in danger for the public so show some respect[/p][/quote]Iam closer to this than you know previous posting still stands[/p][/quote]That's fine, freedom of speech is one of the few things I love about the uk, I am also closer than you think and my post still stands maclaren

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