Up to 150 Lincolnshire firefighters are due to walk out at midday
The Fire Brigades Union in Lincolnshire has agreed to cease today's strike in the event of a major incident.
Between 100 and 150 firefighters are expected to walk out between 12 noon and 4pm in a national dispute over pensions.
Almost 80 per cent of Fire Brigades Union members voted in favour of industrial action in a ballot.
Non-striking staff are provided fire cover during the industrial action.
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Union officials left the strike to the last possible moment to allow for the possibility of a negotiated settlement, which did not materialise.
The Government wants to raise the normal retirement age from 55 to 60 for all firefighters.
But the union fears mass sackings as firefighters fail fitness tests as they get older and lose some of their pension.
Members say they wish to protect the professional service taxpayers pay for and receive a fair pension upon retirement.
In Lincolnshire, firefighters at all six full time fire stations, including Lincoln North and South, are due to down tools.
Chris Hides, FBU Lincolnshire Brigade chairman, said: "I have agreed with Lincolnshire Fire & Rescue to recall striking firefighters in the event of a major incident.
"Today's strike comes after two years of negotiations and the Government not really listening to the evidence we have provided.
"This is our last resort."