James Watt Street fire 50 years on

50 years on from the James Watt Street fire which killed 22 people, Denise Christie, Scottish secretary, reflects on the events of 18 November 1968. The James Watt Street fire, a fatal factory fire in Glasgow, was notable for the huge loss of life, with 22 employees killed and trapped in a building...

Firefighters under occupation

Lack of even the most basic firefighting equipment prompted the FBU to contact Palestinian firefighters several years ago. Now a new film traces what happened when one FBU member returned. William Murphy spoke to him. The authorities in Israel had no problem with some FBU members flouting the...

Andrew Adams and family with Greenock Morton FC defender Michael Doyle

The fire service is like a family. We are always there for each other

The whole world becomes a challenge when a firefighter suffers injuries like those Andrew Adams sustained while fighting a fire. As he becomes the first beneficiary of the new Firefighters 100 Lottery, Andrew tells William Murphy how his life has changed. Severed spinal cord, fractured neck, three...

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