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William Murphy  Firefighters under occupation

Lack of even the most basic firefighting equipment prompted the FBU to contact Palestinian firefighters several years ago. Now a new...

Three firefighters posing for a picture in the 1950s

Helen Hague  And so it began...

The FBU was born at a time of social upheaval, when London police officers were on strike during a world war, writes Helen Hague....

David Wibberley  Private money, public mayhem

The slow creep towards privatisation of the UK fire service. Special investigation by David Wibberley. It would be unacceptable and...

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