Flying the flag...
Seeking refuge from the rain!
Waving to strike supprters.
The usual mainstream media alarmism was in evidence, but the reality is that the strike was actually about something quite common sense.
The government is attempting to raise the pensionable age of Firefighters to 60 years old, which although we all probably know of fit and healthy people of those years, it is also illogical to expect someone of that age to do a job as physically demanding - and frankly dangerous - as not only fending off searing flames, but also going into burning buildings to try and rescue trapped people!
Once again those cheapskates in Whitehall are trying to pinch pennies even in the face of (quite logical) evidence telling them they shouldn't.
Here's hoping common sense prevails in this debate!