Fire Crews 'Will Still Answer 999 Calls'

2 May 2014, 11:24

London Fire Brigade say they'll still respond to emergency calls in London during their strikes over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Fire Brigade Union Members walked out for five hours from midday on Friday 2 May 2014.

There'll be 27 fire engines out across London though to respond to emergency calls.  Usually there's 155 available across London.

A second strike was due to start at 2pm on Saturday 3 May for twelve hours, with another due to start at 10am on Sunday 4 May until 3pm.

London Fire Brigade are urging Londoners to be extra cautious as they won't be attending less urgent calls, like cats stuck in trees or fires in bins.

They'll still respond to emergency calls for serious calls including road collisions, explosions and serious fires in Londoners' homes.

Fire Brigade Union members are walking out over a long-running dispute over pensions with the government.