Firefighters across the area will go on strike for a second time on Saturday, October 19, in a row over pensions.
Fire Brigades Union announced today (Friday) that crews will strike for five hours from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.
Lincolnshire, Rutland and Cambridgeshire will be affected.
The government has unveiled plans to raise the pension age for firefighters from 55 to 60 in a move the Fire Brigades Union fears will put lives at risk.
They claim firefighters will be forced to work longer than they are physically able to, or will have to retire early without a pension.
Firefighters from Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire joined their colleagues across the country in staging a four-hour strike on September 25 over the same issue.
Fire Brigades Union general secretary Matt Wrack said: “We had hoped our first strike was enough to show government that firefighters could not be more serious about protecting public safety and ensuring fair pensions.
“No firefighter wants to strike, and it’s desperately disappointing that governments in Westminster and Cardiff continue to deny reality over pensions costs and the need for a pension scheme that reflects the job firefighters do.
“Firefighters simply cannot be expected to fight fires and rescue families in their late-50s and into their 60s, and should not pay far worse ratios employer-employee contributions than those in the public or private sector.
“We hope this second strike will mean both governments will be willing to discuss the full range of concerns that firefighters and the general public have expressed.
“However, more strikes cannot be ruled out if that’s what it takes to protect public and firefighter safety from these ludicrous attacks.”
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service has urged residents and businesses to visit their strike safety web pages for advice to keep them safe during the strike.
Fire services will continue to provide a fire and rescue response cover on a reduced scale.
Assistant chief Fire and Rescue officer Steve Lunn said: “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.”
Deputy chief fire officer at Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Chris Strickland said: “As a small service, the impact of industrial action is inevitably highly disruptive as it requires us to stop doing a lot of our normal day-to-day activities so we can support our frontline services.”
“We would like to reassure members of the public that we will still be able to attend 999 calls, where a person’s life is at risk, including house fires, road traffic collisions and vehicle fires. We will be doing this by using fully trained fire and rescue service officers to crew our fire engines.”