Funeral procession for Blaina firefighters

Blaina: 22 years on

The lessons learned in the aftermath of a fatal fire in South Wales where two firefighters were killed are still with us says Cerith Griffiths , regional secretary of the FBU in Wales. THE DATE 1 February 1996 will be forever etched in the minds of the residents of the small valley town of Blaina,...

FBU statement on death of Carl Sargeant AM

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Grant Mayos, executive council member for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Wales, issued the following statement after the death of former Welsh Government Minister Carl Sargeant AM: “I am extremely...

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...

Retained firefighter Peter Barrat on board the Topaz responder

Refugees risking it all

The inside account of one retained firefighter’s month-long deployment to the frontline of Europe’s refugee crisis. William Murphy reports. Four days go by without any action. A storm raging over the Mediterranean has interrupted the smugglers’ schedule of boat launches. Then, on the fifth day, a...

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