But residents urged to be extra cautious as the level of response may be more limited than usual
Firefighters in Hampshire will focus on only the "highest risks to life" while a planned strike takes place on Wednesday.
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) announced a four-hour strike in a row over pensions, from midday to 4pm, after almost 80% of members voted in favour of industrial action.
Negotiations continued in the hope that it could be avoided but these were unsuccessful.
FBU members argued that the high pension contributions and government expectations over fitness standards could lead to many older firefighters facing the sack without access to a fair pension.
Chief officer for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, John Bonney, urged members of the public to be cautious to help ease the pressure on the reduced number of officers working during the strike period, admitting that the level of response may be more limited than usual.
However, he said: "We would like to reassure constituents that Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service is ready and prepared for this industrial action.
"All emergency 999 calls will be answered and the service will continue to provide emergency fire and rescue cover during this time."
Key things he advised people to do were to check smoke alarms were in working order, not leave cooking unattended, extinguish and dispose of smoking materials safely and check that electrical sockets were not overloaded.
Those with buildings with automatic fire alarms were also advised to investigate themselves if they went off, but only if was safe to do so.
Hampshire firefighters will respond to automatic fire alarms in hospitals and care homes but will not send a response to alarms in any other type of premises during industrial action, unless a fire is reported via the 999 system.