Letter: Fire power

Can I take this opportunity to reassure R Peter Rae from the Incorporation of Candlemakers of Edinburgh (Letters, 3 November) that there is no industrial action planned in the Scottish Fire Service and it will be business as usual on Guy Fawkes Night.

The 5,500 London firefighters have been issued with sacking notices by their employer for refusing to sign up to new imposed contracts without negotiation but that is a local dispute confined presently to London.

As a community firefighter myself who educates children in schools on the dangers of fire and fireworks, can I assure him firefighters are working tirelessly doing this daily in Scotland's schools and communities.

Gordon McQuade

Central Scotland FBU

Main Street

Maddiston, Falkirk