Category Archives: Press releases 2010

London firefighters vote to accept shift patterns offer

London firefighters have voted to accept the  latest offer, arrived at after mediation by the Resolution Advisory Panel, of 10 ½ hour day shifts and 13 ½ hour night shifts. The FBU executive member for London, Ian Leahair, said today: “We’re more »

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Make Fire Authorities responsible for flood response, says Fire Brigades Union

The Fire Brigades Union welcomed today’s recommendation of the House of Commons Environment Committee, that all fire and rescue services should have a duty to prepare for floods and to respond to them. “The government should now change the law more »

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Suffolk council steams ahead with closure plan

Without any prior public consultation, Suffolk county councillors have rushed through plans to sell-off the Ipswich fire control centre and get emergency fire calls answered outside the county – on the same day the Government killed off deeply-flawed plans to more »

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FBU welcomes decision to scrap regional fire control project

The release of a written ministerial statement by Fire Minister Bob Neill announcing the end of the FiReControl project was welcomed by the Fire Brigades Union in the North East. The project that would have seen the four local emergency more »

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Scrapping of FiReControl project “long overdue” says Fire Brigades Union

Following today’s announcement by the fire minister, Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary said: “I welcome this decision – it’s long overdue. For seven years the Fire Brigades Union has been sounding the alarm about this project, often as a lone more »

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Union Embraces Social Media to Fight Cuts in Fire Service

Suffolk firefighters are harnessing the power of social networking to fight proposed cuts to the county’s fire and rescue service. The cuts threaten to compromise public safety. The “Stop the Suffolk Fire Service Cuts” Facebook page, set up by the more »

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