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There will be some firefighters on deck to dampen flames when union members strike later this month.
All members of the Professional Firefighters Union will walk off the job for an hour on August 19, and again the following week.
They want improved working conditions, better maintenance of equipment and higher wages.
Professional Firefighter Union's Wattie Watson told Heather du Plessis-Allan FENZ has contingency plans in place.
“So there’ll be very few of the career firefighters to be available. There will be commanders because they’re not generally part of our agreement, and of course, there’s volunteers.”