FBU campaigning against cuts to Avon Fire and Rescue Service

We are the custodians of our service

“Don’t think of this as your own personal job - you’re only looking after it for the next person.” This is one of the first things many of us were told when we joined the fire service. It is a view held so strongly throughout the service that it is expressed across our profession, by people of all...

Ex-servicemen turned firefighters Tam McFarlane & Steve Hoare

The ties that bind

The ties that bind our armed forces and the fire service run deep and must be remembered, particularly at this time of year, writes Tam McFarlane. As an ex-serviceman and firefighter, I am often struck by the high profile role the fire service has in Remembrance Sunday events across the UK. There...