Category Archives: Press releases 2011

Brentwood firefighters join TUC day of action and anti-cuts demonstration on 30 November

Firefighters from Brentwood fire station will join the TUC Day of Action on Wednesday 30 November as part of their on-going campaign against the plan to cut an entire full time fire crew from the frontline in Brentwood. The firefighters more »

Posted in Pensions, Press releases 2011 |

Fire Brigades Union welcomes assistance from Steven Torrie and H.M.I team for Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service

Following the meeting of the joint Fire Board at Highland Council HQ this afternoon, The Fire Brigades Union welcomes the offer of assistance from Steven Torrie and others in the team from H.M.I and his department, the Scottish Fire and more »

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Firefighters call on Mayor to step in to delay training privatisation decision and halt plans to switch £30 million to Met police

London Fire Brigades Union has called on Mayor Boris Johnson to step in and delay the decision on the privatisation of firefighter training set to be taken at a London fire authority meeting on 24 November. The same meeting will more »

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Firefighters Demand Senior Officers Come Clean On Axing Bucks Emergency 999 Fire Control

The Fire Brigades Union is demanding a full public consultation over fire authority plans to axe Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service emergency 999 fire service command and control centre. At its meeting on the 28th September the Fire Authority took more »

Posted in Control, Press releases 2011 |

Safety concerns as West Yorkshire builds a bonfire of the fire service – 10 stations axed and one in ten frontline posts to go

West Yorkshire fire crews are warning of major public safety concerns over plans to axe 10 fire stations and lose 135 frontline firefighters – one in ten of the current crews who attend emergency incidents. The result will be longer more »

Posted in Cuts, Press releases 2011 |

Why did Councillor Strong not declare interests at key Cabinet meeting over fire centre axe – union demands answers

The Fire Brigades Union is demanding to know why Councillor Gary Strong did not declare he was a director of North West Fire Control Limited at the Cabinet meeting which decided to move to the company’s regional fire control centre. more »

Posted in Control, Press releases 2011 |