Who we are

Who we are

The Fire Brigades Union is the democratic, professional voice of firefighters and other workers within fire and rescue services across the UK. We have a proud history, and since our foundation in 1918 have helped create and develop the modern fire and rescue service. We aim to:

  1. Provide a leading, independent voice for firefighters that helps improves fire and rescue services
  2. Ensure the expertise and experience of our members is heard locally, nationally and internationally within government and beyond
  3. Protect the safety and interests of the public and our members, enabling them to enjoy a good quality of life, including by preventing cuts or damaging changes to fire and rescue services
  4. Improve the working conditions of our members and protect them from discrimination and unfair or illegal treatment by representing them in the workplace
  5. Help our members develop professionally by developing new and existing skills