Strike in Essex- fire service urges residents to take extra care

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ESSEX County Fire and Rescue Service is urging families and businesses to take extra care and make sure that they are ready for the upcoming Fire Brigade Union Strikes taking place between 10am and 7pm on Thursday July 10.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer Paul Hill said: “Fire engines will still be attending emergencies and the public should continue to dial 999 as normal.

“But anything we can do to reduce the number of non-emergency calls during the strike periods will clearly assist us in ensuring our service delivery is directed to those areas where it is most needed.”

In advance of the strike, families are being urged to check their smoke alarms are working. Keep an eye on any vulnerable neighbours, friends and family and help them to check theirs.

Mr Hill said: “If they don’t have one, you still have time to fit one. Smoke alarms have proved time and again that they are invaluable life saving devices and with or without industrial action will give people early warning and time to escape a fire.

“In the event of a fire – get out, stay out, call the fire service out.

“We should all know how easily a fire can start and it is a good idea now to pay extra attention to the frequent causes of fire. Though we are issuing this advice now – it is good advice at all times.”

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1:12pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rayleigh123 says...

I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have.

How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD.

The firewomem / men are truly heroes.

The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME.


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I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. . rayleigh123
  • Score: -3

2:57pm Wed 9 Jul 14

John Bull 40 says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have.

How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD.

The firewomem / men are truly heroes.

The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME.


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You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .[/p][/quote]You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you? John Bull 40
  • Score: -1

4:14pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rayleigh123 says...

John Bull 40 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .
You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?
No - but on a strike some 10 years ago my daughter had a bad accident and was trapped in her car. The army arrived in a green goddess and all they had was a hacksaw.

local people cut the battery wires and set up a garden hose to wash away the leaking petrol.

Luckily the strikers at Hadleigh Fire station -broke the strike - and attened and cut her out within minutes.

So - yes i have a soft spot for fire fighters.


.
[quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .[/p][/quote]You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?[/p][/quote]No - but on a strike some 10 years ago my daughter had a bad accident and was trapped in her car. The army arrived in a green goddess and all they had was a hacksaw. local people cut the battery wires and set up a garden hose to wash away the leaking petrol. Luckily the strikers at Hadleigh Fire station -broke the strike - and attened and cut her out within minutes. So - yes i have a soft spot for fire fighters. . rayleigh123
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rayleigh123 says...

John Bull 40 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .
You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?
No - but on a strike some 10 years ago my daughter had a bad accident and was trapped in her car. The army arrived in a green goddess and all they had was a hacksaw.

local people cut the battery wires and set up a garden hose to wash away the leaking petrol.

Luckily the strikers at Hadleigh Fire station -broke the strike - and attened and cut her out within minutes.

So - yes i have a soft spot for fire fighters.


.
[quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .[/p][/quote]You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?[/p][/quote]No - but on a strike some 10 years ago my daughter had a bad accident and was trapped in her car. The army arrived in a green goddess and all they had was a hacksaw. local people cut the battery wires and set up a garden hose to wash away the leaking petrol. Luckily the strikers at Hadleigh Fire station -broke the strike - and attened and cut her out within minutes. So - yes i have a soft spot for fire fighters. . rayleigh123
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

rayleigh123 says...

John Bull 40 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .
You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?
No - but on a strike some 10 years ago my daughter had a bad accident and was trapped in her car. The army arrived in a green goddess and all they had was a hacksaw.

local people cut the battery wires and set up a garden hose to wash away the leaking petrol.

Luckily the strikers at Hadleigh Fire station -broke the strike - and attened and cut her out within minutes.

So - yes i have a soft spot for fire fighters.


.
[quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .[/p][/quote]You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?[/p][/quote]No - but on a strike some 10 years ago my daughter had a bad accident and was trapped in her car. The army arrived in a green goddess and all they had was a hacksaw. local people cut the battery wires and set up a garden hose to wash away the leaking petrol. Luckily the strikers at Hadleigh Fire station -broke the strike - and attened and cut her out within minutes. So - yes i have a soft spot for fire fighters. . rayleigh123
  • Score: -1

4:30pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have.

How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD.

The firewomem / men are truly heroes.

The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME.


.
There are Essex County Councillors who sit on the panel and are in fact in support of the firemen and women.

I know of at least one who objects to senior executives floating about in expensive cars whilst these brave people have to put up with cutbacks.

And have you heard the one about the solar panels in fire stations... See whose bright idea that was... http://www.echo-news
.co.uk/news/10733786
.print/

I think you will find only idiots would not be supportive of these fine individuals.
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .[/p][/quote]There are Essex County Councillors who sit on the panel and are in fact in support of the firemen and women. I know of at least one who objects to senior executives floating about in expensive cars whilst these brave people have to put up with cutbacks. And have you heard the one about the solar panels in fire stations... See whose bright idea that was... http://www.echo-news .co.uk/news/10733786 .print/ I think you will find only idiots would not be supportive of these fine individuals. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -3

7:27pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Still any money lost during the days strike, will be made up for, by the many one day open days, planned, add to that an old firemans helmet for loose change and Bob's your uncle.
Still any money lost during the days strike, will be made up for, by the many one day open days, planned, add to that an old firemans helmet for loose change and Bob's your uncle. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 4

7:44pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

John Bull 40 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote:
I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have.

How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD.

The firewomem / men are truly heroes.

The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME.


.
You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?
No thank God, we had all better pray that nobody gets burnt to death, during their day of greed.
[quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .[/p][/quote]You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?[/p][/quote]No thank God, we had all better pray that nobody gets burnt to death, during their day of greed. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 5

5:29pm Thu 10 Jul 14

John Bull 40 says...

rayleigh123 wrote:
John Bull 40 wrote:
rayleigh123 wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .
You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?
No - but on a strike some 10 years ago my daughter had a bad accident and was trapped in her car. The army arrived in a green goddess and all they had was a hacksaw.

local people cut the battery wires and set up a garden hose to wash away the leaking petrol.

Luckily the strikers at Hadleigh Fire station -broke the strike - and attened and cut her out within minutes.

So - yes i have a soft spot for fire fighters.


.
If the army had been allowed to use the FB equipment they too would
have cut her out in minutes.
[quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Bull 40[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rayleigh123[/bold] wrote: I beleive the fire service is one of the most important services we have. How many jobs do you know that 15 minutes after the alarm being raised at the fire station you could be DEAD. The firewomem / men are truly heroes. The Senior fire offices and Essx County Councillors - SHOULD HOLD THEIR HEADS DOWN IN SHAME. .[/p][/quote]You are not a fire person, or their parent, by any chance are you?[/p][/quote]No - but on a strike some 10 years ago my daughter had a bad accident and was trapped in her car. The army arrived in a green goddess and all they had was a hacksaw. local people cut the battery wires and set up a garden hose to wash away the leaking petrol. Luckily the strikers at Hadleigh Fire station -broke the strike - and attened and cut her out within minutes. So - yes i have a soft spot for fire fighters. .[/p][/quote]If the army had been allowed to use the FB equipment they too would have cut her out in minutes. John Bull 40
  • Score: 1

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