Stay safe over festive period

Firefighters strike, Daventry.
Firefighters strike, Daventry.

FURTHER strikes will be carried out by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue.

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has announced industrial action on New Year’s Eve, between 6.30pm and 12.30am on New Year’s Day, and between 6.30am and 8.30am on Friday, January 3.

People are advised to take extra care in the kitchen, as 50 per cent of accidental house fires start there, check electrics, appliances, cables and plugs, make sure all Christmas decorations are safety compliant, don’t leave candles burning unattended and turn off Christmas lights when you leave the house or go to bed, and never use smoke alarm batteries to power Christmas toys and games.

The county’s chief fire officer has said contingency plans are in place for the strikes.