Resolve to take care while firefighters are on strike

This Is Wiltshire: Resolve to take care while firefighters are on strike Resolve to take care while firefighters are on strike

WILTSHIRE Fire & Rescue Service is again reminding people to take extra care when firefighters go out on strike this evening.

As part of a national dispute between the Fire Brigades’ Union and the Government over pension reforms, firefighters will be walking out for six hours from 6.30pm.

A further strike has been called for two hours from 6.30am on the morning of January 3.

During this time, the Fire & Rescue Service will be providing a reduced emergency response, although cover is being maintained across the county.

Chief Fire Officer Simon Routh-Jones said: “New Year’s Eve is a time when people want to celebrate, so we would urge everyone to have a good time but to also take extra care when they’re out and about. Because of the strike, we will have reduced resources available but we are ensuring that we maintain cover to the best of our ability.

“People should still call 999 if they have an emergency – we will attend, but it may take us a little longer than usual to arrive.”

The fire service has issued guidance and some top tips to help you stay safe. Visit www.wiltsfire. gov.uk

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5:33pm Tue 31 Dec 13

trolley dolley says...

The fire service has issued guidance and some top tips to help you stay safe.

Maybe I could give the FIRE SERVICE a Tip.

Don't mess with peoples lives and try to be the professionals you claim to be.

You are suppose to be an EMERGENCY SERVICE not a 9 to 5 club.
The fire service has issued guidance and some top tips to help you stay safe. Maybe I could give the FIRE SERVICE a Tip. Don't mess with peoples lives and try to be the professionals you claim to be. You are suppose to be an EMERGENCY SERVICE not a 9 to 5 club. trolley dolley

9:22pm Tue 31 Dec 13

knittynora says...

trolley dolley wrote:
The fire service has issued guidance and some top tips to help you stay safe.

Maybe I could give the FIRE SERVICE a Tip.

Don't mess with peoples lives and try to be the professionals you claim to be.

You are suppose to be an EMERGENCY SERVICE not a 9 to 5 club.
Maybe you could give the government a tip as well along the lines of "don't the fire service who contribute 13%of their pay towards their pension deserve to keep their terms and conditions intact? Its not a job for the fainthearted that's for sure. Cutting mangled bodies out of car wrecks, risking their lives fighting fires, rescuing people from flooding. I couldn't stomach it and probably neither could you.
[quote][p][bold]trolley dolley[/bold] wrote: The fire service has issued guidance and some top tips to help you stay safe. Maybe I could give the FIRE SERVICE a Tip. Don't mess with peoples lives and try to be the professionals you claim to be. You are suppose to be an EMERGENCY SERVICE not a 9 to 5 club.[/p][/quote]Maybe you could give the government a tip as well along the lines of "don't the fire service who contribute 13%of their pay towards their pension deserve to keep their terms and conditions intact? Its not a job for the fainthearted that's for sure. Cutting mangled bodies out of car wrecks, risking their lives fighting fires, rescuing people from flooding. I couldn't stomach it and probably neither could you. knittynora

8:59am Wed 1 Jan 14

house on the hill says...

knittynora wrote:
trolley dolley wrote:
The fire service has issued guidance and some top tips to help you stay safe.

Maybe I could give the FIRE SERVICE a Tip.

Don't mess with peoples lives and try to be the professionals you claim to be.

You are suppose to be an EMERGENCY SERVICE not a 9 to 5 club.
Maybe you could give the government a tip as well along the lines of "don't the fire service who contribute 13%of their pay towards their pension deserve to keep their terms and conditions intact? Its not a job for the fainthearted that's for sure. Cutting mangled bodies out of car wrecks, risking their lives fighting fires, rescuing people from flooding. I couldn't stomach it and probably neither could you.
Moan, moan, moan, lets not change anything or bother to look at any bigger pictures or realise how lucky we are to have what we have. Millions have had their work contracts changed over the years in the private sector to their detriment, what the heck males them so special? If I had my original work contract I would be retiring at 60 on £25k a year but instead I will be working to 70 for £15k a year.

You clearly have no idea of how pensions work. for someone who doesn't have a nice gold plated final salary one they would need to save around 30% of their salary to provide the same level of income and terms which means the taxpayer is contributing 17% to them every year. That also assumes working for 40 years for most schemes and retiring at 65 and as firemen dont work that long and retire earlier so will receive the pension for longer the taxpayer contribution would be much much higher.

As for danger, there are more than 100 times the deaths and injuries in the armed forces for about the same money so that doesnt stack up.

The police and medical profession also have to literally pick up the pieces in car wrecks and other incidents and if you want a real cr4p job, try being a nurse at Prospect watching helplessly as people die the most horrible deaths usually well before their time (smokers please note) on pretty much minimum wage with no pensions at all because they cant afford one! (Its only the office staff and managers who make good money at Prospect, the nurses earn less than they could at GWH and deserve our total respect for a job the vast majority could never do).

I am sorry but I have no time for those selfish morons who moan about terms and conditions that most would give their right arm for in this day and age. The world changes and that means you as well, get real!
[quote][p][bold]knittynora[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]trolley dolley[/bold] wrote: The fire service has issued guidance and some top tips to help you stay safe. Maybe I could give the FIRE SERVICE a Tip. Don't mess with peoples lives and try to be the professionals you claim to be. You are suppose to be an EMERGENCY SERVICE not a 9 to 5 club.[/p][/quote]Maybe you could give the government a tip as well along the lines of "don't the fire service who contribute 13%of their pay towards their pension deserve to keep their terms and conditions intact? Its not a job for the fainthearted that's for sure. Cutting mangled bodies out of car wrecks, risking their lives fighting fires, rescuing people from flooding. I couldn't stomach it and probably neither could you.[/p][/quote]Moan, moan, moan, lets not change anything or bother to look at any bigger pictures or realise how lucky we are to have what we have. Millions have had their work contracts changed over the years in the private sector to their detriment, what the heck males them so special? If I had my original work contract I would be retiring at 60 on £25k a year but instead I will be working to 70 for £15k a year. You clearly have no idea of how pensions work. for someone who doesn't have a nice gold plated final salary one they would need to save around 30% of their salary to provide the same level of income and terms which means the taxpayer is contributing 17% to them every year. That also assumes working for 40 years for most schemes and retiring at 65 and as firemen dont work that long and retire earlier so will receive the pension for longer the taxpayer contribution would be much much higher. As for danger, there are more than 100 times the deaths and injuries in the armed forces for about the same money so that doesnt stack up. The police and medical profession also have to literally pick up the pieces in car wrecks and other incidents and if you want a real cr4p job, try being a nurse at Prospect watching helplessly as people die the most horrible deaths usually well before their time (smokers please note) on pretty much minimum wage with no pensions at all because they cant afford one! (Its only the office staff and managers who make good money at Prospect, the nurses earn less than they could at GWH and deserve our total respect for a job the vast majority could never do). I am sorry but I have no time for those selfish morons who moan about terms and conditions that most would give their right arm for in this day and age. The world changes and that means you as well, get real! house on the hill

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