Victim released from crash in Frating by working crews

Essex County Standard: Woman freed from car as firefighters stage first of three walkouts Woman freed from car as firefighters stage first of three walkouts

A WOMAN was cut free from the wreckage of a car during today's strike action.

The accident happened in Frating just before 12.45pm.

Working fire crews used specialist cutting equipment to release the victim, who was freed just after 1.30pm.

She was treated by paramedics.

Striking firefighters walked out at midday as they staged a five-hour protest against what the Fire Brigades Union has described as a "government attack" on pensions and cuts to the fire and rescue service.

The Essex brigade said it had "robust" resilience arrangements in place to ensure fire cover was maintained throughout the industrial action action.

There were five incidents across Essex this afternoon - none of them major.

Two more national strikes are planned over the weekend.

A 12-hour walkout is due to start at 2pm tomorrow, with a third strike between 10am and 3pm on Sunday.

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12:16pm Sun 4 May 14

boatman21 says...

When I was a soldier on active service, if I had gone on strike I would have been court Marshalled and gone to prison, so do the job you are paid for, if you do not like it, get a safe desk job, but you do not leave your fellow countrymen at risk
When I was a soldier on active service, if I had gone on strike I would have been court Marshalled and gone to prison, so do the job you are paid for, if you do not like it, get a safe desk job, but you do not leave your fellow countrymen at risk boatman21
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7:54pm Tue 6 May 14

DelA says...

What utter rubbish!! they are fighting for their pensions which are being cut by this tory scum, after they have paid in for years.
What utter rubbish!! they are fighting for their pensions which are being cut by this tory scum, after they have paid in for years. DelA
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