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FOI / 4025 / 2019 - Industrial Action


Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does not hold this information.

Please see below the answer to your request.

Initial Request:

I am contacting you in relation to for assistance with my historical research project into the Essex Fire Strikes that were held between the following dates:

April - May 1997 & May - September 1998

The information I require is the exact dates and times of these strikes as I believe they varied in length.

If possible I would appreciate any information on the 25 Green Goddesses that were brought in for emergency fire cover for the county whilst this dispute lasted.

Final Response:

We do not hold any data on the Essex Fire strikes in 1997 and 1998.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.

Please note that the response and data released to you as part of this request will be published on the Essex County Fire & Rescue Service website. The website address is All requests will be anonymised and no personal information including contact details will be disclosed as part of this process.

Thank you for your interest in Essex County Fire & Rescue Service.