Essex fire chiefs urge people to buy takeaways during strike action!

Essex County Standard: Pizza and kebabs could save your life during fire strike, claim brigade bosses Pizza and kebabs could save your life during fire strike, claim brigade bosses

BRIGADE chiefs are urging people to buy takeaways tonight instead of cooking in the kitchen as firefighters prepare to stage a 12-hour walkout.

The Fire Brigades Union will start the second of three national strikes at 2pm today in a long-running dispute over pensions and service cuts.

A five-hour walkout yesterday afternoon passed without major incident.

Essex County Fire and Rescue bosses say arrangements are in place to cover during the industrial action.

But they are urging people to take extra care by staying out of the kitchen and buying a takeaway instead.

A spokesman said: “The public should be reassured that Essex has strong resilience arrangements in place to keep communities safe.

“But it might be worth treating yourself to that Saturday night takeaway and keeping out of the kitchen, where a significant number of fires start, particularly after a night out.”

People should still dial 999 in emergencies.

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2:56pm Sat 3 May 14

Citizen 139 says...

But that involves more traffic on the roads therefore increasing the risk of accidents which could require someone to be cut out of a car by......The Fire Brigade.
But that involves more traffic on the roads therefore increasing the risk of accidents which could require someone to be cut out of a car by......The Fire Brigade. Citizen 139
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3:02pm Sat 3 May 14

all.talk.no.action says...

No news today
No news today all.talk.no.action
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5:45pm Sat 3 May 14

jut1972 says...

Not this story again... either the gazette is recycling old news or it isn't that long since the last strike and stupid announcement
Not this story again... either the gazette is recycling old news or it isn't that long since the last strike and stupid announcement jut1972
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6:59pm Sat 3 May 14

hughie-s says...

The ECFRS statement makes no mention of this, just suggests you "Double check the cooker is off, after use and before going to bed." No mention either of staying away from lifts in castles.
The ECFRS statement makes no mention of this, just suggests you "Double check the cooker is off, after use and before going to bed." No mention either of staying away from lifts in castles. hughie-s
  • Score: 4

8:32am Sun 4 May 14

life is sweet says...

Is this sponsored by the TV channel DAVE and The Takeaway Chefs
Is this sponsored by the TV channel DAVE and The Takeaway Chefs life is sweet
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1:47pm Sun 4 May 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Have salad !!! But seriously...what a **** stupid statement to make ! I will eat what ever takes my fancy.....and if there should be a fire , then the Army's " Green Godess" can pay a visit. On the subject , ive seen inside fire station canteens.....and its normally good food , but hey !....to lessen the chance of a fire in the stations canteen......bring in your own sandwiches !! We wouldnt want a fire while your busy playing cards / pool or taking advantage of a free workout would we. ? Firefighters do a fine **** job..but thats the line of work you chose....and you agreed to the wages......so sit down in the canteen , with your freshly cooked lasagne....work it off in the gym.....and keep an ear out for alarm bells !!!!
Have salad !!! But seriously...what a **** stupid statement to make ! I will eat what ever takes my fancy.....and if there should be a fire , then the Army's " Green Godess" can pay a visit. On the subject , ive seen inside fire station canteens.....and its normally good food , but hey !....to lessen the chance of a fire in the stations canteen......bring in your own sandwiches !! We wouldnt want a fire while your busy playing cards / pool or taking advantage of a free workout would we. ? Firefighters do a fine **** job..but thats the line of work you chose....and you agreed to the wages......so sit down in the canteen , with your freshly cooked lasagne....work it off in the gym.....and keep an ear out for alarm bells !!!! SOMETHING2SAY
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2:32pm Sun 4 May 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

I have a thought that may help also : Turn EVERYTHING off....tv / radio/fridge freezer / washing machine / tumble drier / games consoles/ mobile phone charger / lawn mower/ microwave / fish tank / fishpond/ hoover/ alarm clock/lighting/heati
ng/computer/security lights/battery charger/wax pedicure bath....hey....what about streetlights ?? Oops...that one has been taken care of !!!!!! I feel for the women that have to charge up " Rabbit" . What a carry on !!! So.....if we take note of this stupid statement......we will get a takeaway/delivery...
eat in the dark...wash up by candle light ( Theres another issue ! ) Watch no tv...so retire to the bedroom....and dammit....the " Rabbit " has died !!!! And i get moaned at of suggesting a takeaway after !! Good job i didnt say " Lets get down to it gal....im gonna make you hot !".. So ....order a takeaway.....and lets hope the outlet you order from..doesnt have a fire.....i ordered a thin and crusty supreme......and got Diana Ross !!!!!!!
I have a thought that may help also : Turn EVERYTHING off....tv / radio/fridge freezer / washing machine / tumble drier / games consoles/ mobile phone charger / lawn mower/ microwave / fish tank / fishpond/ hoover/ alarm clock/lighting/heati ng/computer/security lights/battery charger/wax pedicure bath....hey....what about streetlights ?? Oops...that one has been taken care of !!!!!! I feel for the women that have to charge up " Rabbit" . What a carry on !!! So.....if we take note of this stupid statement......we will get a takeaway/delivery... eat in the dark...wash up by candle light ( Theres another issue ! ) Watch no tv...so retire to the bedroom....and dammit....the " Rabbit " has died !!!! And i get moaned at of suggesting a takeaway after !! Good job i didnt say " Lets get down to it gal....im gonna make you hot !".. So ....order a takeaway.....and lets hope the outlet you order from..doesnt have a fire.....i ordered a thin and crusty supreme......and got Diana Ross !!!!!!! SOMETHING2SAY
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