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Kent and Sussex 'emergencies covered' during fire strike

Fire service chiefs have said emergency incidents will be full covered during a four-hour strike by firefighters.

The industrial action follows a dispute between the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) and the government over pensions.

The government has offered to release full pensions to firefighters when they reach the age of 60, but the FBU has said it is "ludicrous" to expect firefighters to fight fires and rescue families in their late 50s.

  • 24 Sep 2013
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