Fire service will not attend automatic alarms at business premises during strike

Fire engine.
Fire engine.

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service will not attend any automatic fire alarms at non-domestic and commercial premises during a planned strike next week.

Owners and occupiers are being encouraged to check their risk assessments ahead of the strike, which is taking place on Wednesday, September 25, from midday to 4pm.

While industrial action is taking place, the fire service says it will only attend confirmed property fires and other life risks, such as road traffic collisions.

A spokesman said; “This is to ensure that resources remain available to those in the community who are in need of emergency response.

“This is a testing time for UK Fire and Rescue Services and every precaution is being taken to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

“Contingency planning has been under way for several months to ensure the service can continue to be able to respond to emergencies.”

Guidance to help mitigate the chances of a fire starting and reduce the risk to employees is available online.