FIREFIGHTERS across North Devon are to go on strike on Saturday, October 19, the Fire Brigades Union has announced.
The action comes after the failure of negotiations between the union and the Government over planned pension reforms.
The strike, which will take place between 6.30pm and 11.30pm, will be the second such action to take place this month.
The first strike took place on October 3, and saw more than 30,000 firefighters walk out over the plans.
Lee Howell, chief fire officer for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, said: "We have contingency plans and ours will again be put into place ahead of this date for industrial action. Our plans worked well during the first period of action, but we are asking the public to help us again by taking extra care.
"We will continue to respond to 999 calls and do everything we can to keep the public safe."
Matt Wrack, Fire Brigades Union general secretary, said he was disappointed by the prospect of a second strike.
He 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."