At 6pm today the firefighters of Great Britain go on their first national strike since 1977. They're demanding a 40% pay increase to bring their wages up to £30,000 a year...the government has offered just 4%. Say hello to the emergency fire coverage: 900, 1953 Bedford Portable Pumps. 35 mph, no radio, cab made of timber and plywood. One 35 ft ladder, no breathing apparatus, no cutting equipment, no foam, no chemical suits, only one low pressure pump driving 4 hoses.