Firefighters are set to walk out on a four hour strike today (Wednesday) in a row over pensions.
The Fire Brigades Union has called the strike from midday to 4pm.
During the strike periods, Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to provide a fire and rescue response cover – though on a reduced scale.
It will have seven appliances available, which it says is still enough to ensure the public is protected.
To reduce the risk to the community the Service has published two sets of advice for both residents and business to keep them safe during the strikes:
Deputy chief fire and rescue officer Ian Scarrott said: “It’s important to remember that strike action will be sporadic and for the majority of the time you will continue to receive the same excellent service from your firefighters.
“It is only during the outlined strike periods that there will be a reduced response.
“The advice we have issued today will inform residents and businesses of the simple steps they can take to increase the safety of their homes and places of work when strike action is taking place. In addition, we would urge drivers to take extra care while they are out on the roads during this time.
“Whilst any strike action is under way, our contingency plans will ensure that you will continue to receive an emergency response from Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service with the reduced resources we will have during these periods.”