Category Archives: Safety

Cleveland firefighters “deeply upset and angry” as cuts to fire service passed

Responding to the decision by Cleveland Fire Authority to close Marine fire station and cut 114 full-time firefighter jobs, Davy Howe, Fire Brigades Union secretary for Cleveland, said: “Local firefighters are deeply upset, angry and frustrated by this decision which more »

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East Sussex chief fire officer wants public to do his job for him, say local firefighters

Firefighters in East Sussex have criticised chief fire officer Des Prichard after he admitted he has no ‘Plan B’ over plans to cut firefighter jobs and fire engines. East Sussex Fire Authority are currently consulting the public over the proposals, more »

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Serious shortages of equipment, staff and training hampering flood efforts, say firefighters

The fire service’s biggest mobilisation since the Second World War is being undermined by shortages of equipment, staff and training, firefighters have said. The Fire Brigades Union said it was collating reports from members who were reporting having been involved more »

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2007 Warwickshire firefighter deaths caused by “catalogue of organisational systemic failings” report finds

The deaths of four firefighters in Atherstone-on-Sour in 2007 was caused by a “catalogue of organisational systemic failings” by Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service, a report has found. The Fire Brigades Union’s Fatal Accident Investigation report summary, released today, looked more »

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[087AD] DCLG publishes BA Guidance — Fbu expresses concerns

CIRCULAR 2014HOC0087AD 3 February 2014 TO:            ALL MEMBERS                                                        Dear Brother / Sister   DCLG PUBLISHES BA GUIDANCE — FBU EXPRESSES CONCERNS   This circular is primarily for FBU members in Regions located in England.  It is provided for information to more »

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Victory for firefighters as Cumbria reduces cuts to fire and rescue services

Cumbrian firefighters this week celebrated success in their campaign to defend local fire and rescue services after the county council confirmed that it would scale back cuts. Graeme Higgins, Fire Brigades Union Secretary in Cumbria, said: “This is a victory more »

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