Category Archives: Climate change

Flooding incidents almost double – but fire service still has no statutory duty to deal with them

Firefighters across the UK attended nearly twice as many flooding incidents in 2012 than in 2011, according to new figures obtained by the Fire Brigades Union under the Freedom of Information Act. Fire and rescue services from around the country more »

Posted in Climate change, Press releases 2013 |

South West floods – FBU tells MPs “wake up” to consequences of cuts

After the extraordinary professionalism of fire crews who worked around the clock for days on end to deal with massive floods in the South West, the FBU has written to politicians in the region and told them that the union more »

Posted in Climate change, Cuts, Press releases 2012 |

Firefighters warn – emergency response to flooding threatened by cutbacks

Relentless cuts to frontline 999 services threaten to hamper firefighters’ ability to respond to floods and other emergencies, the Fire Brigades Union warned today, as parts of England grappled with the fallout from heavy downpours. Savage spending cuts imposed on more »

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South West floods – FBU puts politicians on notice

After yet another night of extraordinary professionalism from fire crews dealing with massive floods in the South West, the FBU has put politicians on notice that they expect the threat of front line cuts to be removed. Last night proved more »

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FBU attacks government inaction on flood response

The Fire Brigades Union has attacked today’s government decision to risk public safety in England and Wales by refusing to require fire and rescue services to respond to flood emergencies, despite the wettest June on record.

Posted in Climate change, Press releases 2012, Safety |

FBU supports the Energy Revolution campaign

The Fire Brigades Union is supporting a new campaign the Energy Bill Revolution, which launches today. The campaign calls on the government to use the money it gets from carbon tax revenue to make UK homes super-energy efficient. One in more »

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