A series of strikes by members of the Fire Brigades Union over the Bank Holiday weekend ended without major incident, according to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters in Bradford joined in with three national strikes in as many days over what the FBU described as “Government attacks on their pensions.”

Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, said: “It’s very disappointing that we’ve been forced to hold another three days of strikes but nothing will deflect firefighters’ resolve when the future of their families — and the fire and rescue service itself — is at stake.” During yesterday’s five-hour strike, which ended at 3pm, West Yorkshire fire service took 24 calls and attended 17 incidents. These included a pan fire in Bierley, fires in the open in Queensbury and Frizinghall, and false alarms in Burley-in-Wharfedale.