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The Firefighters' Story: 100 years of the Fire Brigades Union is a specially commissioned film documenting the union's history over the past ten decades. 

The hour long film traces the history of the FBU since its inception at the end of the First World War, and the contribution the union has made over ten decades to improve public and firefighter safety through its campaigning work. Known as ‘tombstone legislation’ these improvements generally follow big fire incidents such as the Manchester Woolworths fire of 1979 which resulted in a ban on foam filled furniture. The Firefighters’ Story, narrated by actress Sue Johnson of The Royle Family fame, explores several major fires - such as the Glasgow Cheapside fire of 1960 in a whisky and tobacco warehouse in which 19 firefighters died - and their subsequent impact on safety.

To book a screening of the film in your locality submit the form below and FBU head office will be in contact.