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Christmas holiday fire strikes

The Fire Brigades Union has confirmed that fire fighters in England and Wales will hold three strikes over the Christmas break on the following dates:

  • 24 December – 7.00pm – midnight
  • 31 December – 6.30pm – 12.30am
  • 3 January – 6.30am – 8.30am

During this period, Hampshire Fire Service will continue to provide emergency fire and rescue cover, but the level of response may be more limited than at other times.

The University has solid processes in place to ensure we prevent fire on campus at all times, however it is your responsibility to remain vigilant and maintain our effective fire prevention activities.

  • Make sure you are familiar with fire reporting and evacuation procedures wherever you are on campus.
  • Keep fire doors closed at all times.
  • Smoking is strictly limited to designated areas.
  • Ensure waste is disposed of correctly.

Hampshire Fire Service has some useful information here. If you choose to cook during the strike period, please do so safely.

If you have any questions, or if you see any potential hazards, please contact Estates Helpdesk on 023 9284 6677.

In an emergency on campus, contact security on 023 9284 3333. For emergencies off campus, call 999.

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