Who we are

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) is the voice of firefighters and the fire and rescue service in the UK.

The FBU represents over 85% of the uniformed staff of the UK fire and rescue service. Our members are frontline public service workers – covering the roles of firefighter to area manager, including emergency fire control staff and firefighters working the retained duty system.

The FBU is the only recognised trade union negotiating nationally with fire and rescue service employers on behalf of firefighters and emergency fire control staff on the National Joint Council (NJC).